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Arnim Wiek

Arnim Wiek

Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures

arnim.wiek@asu.edu

480-965-2387

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
  • Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures
  • Affiliated Faculty, Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems
  • Affiliated Faculty, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, College of Global Futures
  • Guest Professor, Center for Global Sustainability and Cultural Transformation, Leuphana University of Luneburg, Germany

Biography

Arnim Wiek is a professor in the School of Sustainability and a senior sustainability scientist with the Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation at Arizona State University. He is also a guest professor in the Center for Global Sustainability and Cultural Transformation at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany.

Professor Wiek's team conducts research in support of sustainable enterprises and economies, with emphasis on sustainable local food economies and enterprises, in different locations around the world. The team develops evidence-supported solutions in collaboration with businesses, government agencies, non-profit organizations, community groups, and the public.

He also conducts research on theory and practice of sustainability science, and advises universities and colleges on how to develop their sustainability research and education programs.

He teaches courses on sustainable entrepreneurship and sustainability problem solving. He also leads solution-oriented, project-based learning studios in collaboration with practitioners. He has published articles on key competencies, curriculum design, and project-based learning in sustainability.

He served as the founding academic director of the dual master degree program Global Sustainability Science.

He had research and teaching appointments at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, the University of Tokyo, Japan, Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany, and Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

He is member of the editorial boards of Sustainability Science (Springer), Sustainable Development (Wiley), and the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (Emerald).

Education

  • PhD, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 2005
  • MS, University of Jena (Germany), 2002
  • MA, Free University, Berlin, 1998

Expertise

External Links

Journal Articles

2020

Forrest, N., Z. Stein and A. Wiek. 2020. Transferability and scalability of sustainable urban water solutions-A case study from the Colorado River Basin. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 157(Jun):Art 104790. DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.104790. (link )

Konrad, T., A. Wiek and M. Barth. 2020. Embracing conflicts for interpersonal competence development in project-based sustainability courses. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 21(1):76-96. DOI: 10.1108/IJSHE-06-2019-0190. (link )

Lam, D. P., B. Martin-Lopez, A. Wiek, E. M. Bennett, N. Frantzeskaki, A. I. Horcea-Milcu and D. J. Lang. 2020. Scaling the impact of sustainability initiatives: a typology of amplification processes. Urban Transformations 2:Art 3. DOI: 10.1186/s42854-020-00007-9. (link )

2019

Forrest, N., Z. Stein and A. Wiek. 2019. Water-independent residential properties as a transformational solution to achieve water sustainability in desert cities?. Journal of Cleaner Production 214(Mar):1038-1049. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.12.309. (link )

Foucrier, T. and A. Wiek. 2019. A process-oriented framework of competencies for sustainability entrepreneurship. Sustainability 11(24):Art. 7250. DOI: 10.3390/su11247250. (link )

Withycombe Keeler, L., F. Beaudoin, A. Wiek, B. John, A. M. Lerner, R. Beecroft, K. Tamm, A. Seebacher, D. J. Lang, B. Kay and N. Forrest. 2019. Building actor-centric transformative capacity through city-university partnerships. Ambio 48:529-538. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-018-1117-9. (link )

2018

Caniglia, G., B. John, L. Bellina, D. J. Lang, A. Wiek, S. Cohmer and M. D. Laubichler. 2018. The glocal curriculum: A model for transnational collaboration in higher education for sustainable development. Journal of Cleaner Production 171(Jan):368-376. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.09.207. (link )

Fazey, I., N. Schapke, G. Caniglia, J. Patterson, J. Hultman, B. van Mierlo, F. Sawe, A. Wiek, J. Wittmayer, P. Aldunce, H. Al Waer, N. Battacharya, H. Bradbury, E. Carmen, J. Colvin, C. Cvitanovic, M. D'Souza, M. Gopel, B. Goldstein, T. Hamalainen, G. Harper, T. Henfry, A. Hodgson, M. S. Howden, A. Kerr, M. Klaes, C. Lyon, G. Midgley, S. C. Moser, N. Mukherjee, K. Muller, K. O'Brien, D. O'Connell, P. Olsson, G. Page, M. S. Reed, B. Searle, G. Silvestri, V. Spaiser, T. Strasser, P. Tschakert, N. Uribe-Calvo, S. Waddell, J. Rao-Williams, R. Wise, R. Wolstenholme, M. Woods and C. Wyborn. 2018. Ten essentials for action-oriented and second order energy transitions, transformations and climate change research. Energy Research & Social Science 40(Jun):54-70. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2017.11.026. (link )

Redman, E. N., A. Wiek and A. Redman. 2018. Continuing professional development in sustainability education for K-12 teachers: Principles, programme, applications, outlook. Journal of Education for Sustainable Development 12(1):59-80. DOI: 10.1177/2455133318777182. (link )

Withycombe Keeler, L., F. D. Beaudoin, A. M. Lerner, B. John, R. Beecroft, K. Tamm, A. Wiek and D. J. Lang. 2018. Transferring sustainabiliy solutions across contexts through city-university partnerships. Sustainability 10(9):2966. DOI: 10.3390/su10092966. (link )

2017

Brundiers, K. and A. Wiek. 2017. Beyond interpersonal competence: Teaching and learning professional skills in sustainability. Education Sciences 7(1):Art. 39. DOI: 10.3390/educsci7010039. (link )

Caniglia, G., C. Luederitz, M. Groß, M. Muhr, B. John, L. Withycombe Keeler, H. von Wehrden, M. Laubichler, A. Wiek and D. Lang. 2017. Transnational collaboration for sustainability in higher education: Lessons from a systematic review. Journal of Cleaner Production 168(Dec):764-779. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.07.256. (link )

Caniglia, G., N. Schapke, D. J. Lang, D. J. Abson, C. Luederitz, A. Wiek, M. D. Laubichler, F. Gralla and H. von Wehrden. 2017. Experiments and evidence in sustainability science: A typology. Journal of Cleaner Production 169(Dec):39-47. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.05.164. (link )

Cohen, M. and A. Wiek. 2017. Identifying misalignments between public participation process and context in urban development. Challenges in Sustainability 5(2):11-22. DOI: 10.12924/cis2017.05020011. (link )

Foley, R. and A. Wiek. 2017. Bridgework ahead! Innovation ecosystems vis-à-vis responsible innovation. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 19:Art. 83. DOI: 10.1007/s11051-017-3770-5. (link )

Foley, R. W., A. Wiek and B. Kay. 2017. Nanotechnology development as if people and places matter. NanoEthics 11:243-257. DOI: 10.1007/s11569-017-0300-y. (link )

Foley, R. W., A. Wiek, B. Kay and R. Rushforth. 2017. Ideal and reality of multi-stakeholder collaboration on sustainability problems: a case study on a large-scale industrial contamination in Phoenix, Arizona. Sustainability Science 12:123-136. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-016-0393-1. (link )

Lang, D. J., A. Wiek and H. von Wehrden. 2017. Bridging divides in sustainability science. Sustainability Science 12:875-879. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-017-0497-2. (link )

Luederitz, C., N. Schapke, A. Wiek, D. J. Lang, M. Bergmann, J. J. Bos, S. Burch, A. Davies, J. Evans, A. Konig, M. A. Farrelly, N. Forrest, N. Frantzeskaki, R. B. Gibson, B. Kay, D. Loorbach, K. McCormick, O. Parodi, F. Rauschmayer, U. Schneiderwind, P. J. Vergrag, H. von Wehrden and F. R. Westley. 2017. Learning through evaluation – A tentative evaluative scheme for sustainability transition experiments. Journal of Cleaner Production 169(Dec):61-76. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.09.005. (link )

Withycombe Keeler, L., A. Gabriele, B. P. Kay and A. Wiek. 2017. Future shocks and city resilience: Building organizational capacity for resilience and sustainability through game play and ways of thinking. Sustainability: The Journal of Record 10(5):282-292. DOI: 10.1089/sus.2017.0011. (link )

2016

Bernstein, M. J., A. Wiek, K. Brundiers, K. Pearson, A. Garinger, B. Kay and A. Golub. 2016. Mitigating urban sprawl effects: A collaborative tree and shade intervention in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability 21(4):414-431. DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2014.965672. (link )

Caniglia, G., B. John, M. Kohler, L. Bellina, A. Wiek, C. Rojas, M. D. Laubichler and D. Lang. 2016. An experience-based learning framework: Activities for the initial development of sustainability competencies. International Journal of Sustaianbility in Higher Education 17(6):827-852. DOI: 10.1108/IJSHE-04-2015-0065. (link )

Culotta, D., A. Wiek and N. Forrest. 2016. Selecting and coordinating local and regional climate change interventions. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space 34(7):1241-1266. DOI: 10.1177/0263774X15607475. (link )

Foley, R. W., M. J. Bernstein and A. Wiek. 2016. Towards an alignment of activities, aspirations and stakeholders for responsible innovation. Journal of Responsible Innovation 3(3):209-232. DOI: 10.1080/23299460.2016.1257380. (link )

Foley, R. W., A. Wiek, B. Kay and R. Rushforth. 2016. Ideal and reality of multi-stakeholder collaboration on sustainability problems: a case study on a large-scale industrial contamination in Phoenix, Arizona. Sustainability Science 1-14.

Kuzdas, C., B. P. Warner, A. Wiek, R. Vignola, M. Yglesias and D. L. Childers. 2016. Sustainability assessment of water governance alternatives-The case of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Sustainability Science 11(2):231-247. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-015-0324-6. (link )

Kuzdas, C., B. Warner, A. Wiek, M. Yglesias, R. Vignola and A. Ramirez-Cover. 2016. Identifying the potential of governance regimes to aggravate or mitigate local water conflicts in regions threatened by climate change. Local Environment 21(11):1387-1408. DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2015.1129604. (link )

Wiek, A., R. W. Foley, D. H. Guston and M. J. Bernstein. 2016. Broken promises and breaking ground for responsible innovation -- intervention research to transform business-as-usual in nanotechnology innovation. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management 28(6):639-650. DOI: 10.1080/09537325.2015.1129399. (link )

Withycombe Keeler, L., A. Wiek, D. J. Lang, M. Yokohari, J. van Breda, L. Olsson, B. Ness, J. Morato, J. Segalas, P. Martens, L. A. Bojorquez-Tapia and J. Evans. 2016. Utilizing international networks for accelerating research and learning in transformational sustainability science. Sustainability Science 11(5):749-762. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-016-0364-6. (link )

2015

Cohen, M., D. Schugurensky and A. Wiek. 2015. Citizenship education through participatory budgeting: The case of Bioscience High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Curriculum and Teaching 40(2):5-26. DOI: 10.7459/ct/30.2.02. (link )

Cohen, M., A. Wiek, B. Kay and J. Harlow. 2015. Aligning public participation to stakeholders' sustainability literacy -- a case study on sustainable urban development in Phoenix, Arizona. Sustainability 7(7):8709-8728. DOI: 10.3390/su7078709. (link )

Forrest, N. and A. Wiek. 2015. Success factors and strategies for sustainability transitions of small-scale communities – evidence from a cross-case analysis. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 17(Dec):22-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.eist.2015.05.005. (link )

John, B., L. Withycombe Keeler, A. Wiek and D. J. Lang. 2015. How much sustainability substance is in urban visions? An analysis of visioning projects in urban planning. Cities 48(Nov):86-98. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2015.06.001. (link )

Kuzdas, C., A. Wiek, B. P. Warner, R. Vignola and R. Morataya. 2015. Integrated and participatory analysis of water governance regimes: The case of the Costa Rican dry tropics. World Development (66):254-268. (link )

White, D. D., L. Withycombe Keeler, A. Wiek and K. L. Larson. 2015. Envisioning the future of water governance: A survey of central Arizona water decision makers. Environmental Practice 17(1):25-35. DOI: 10.1017/S1466046614000489 . (link )

Wiek, A., J. Harlow, R. Melnick, S. van der Leeuw, K. Fukushi, K. Takeuchi, F. Farioli, F. Yamba, A. Blake, C. Geiger and R. Kutter. 2015. Sustainability science in action: A review of the state of the field through case studies on disaster recovery, bioenergy, and precautionary purchasing. Sustainability Science 10(1):17-31. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-014-0261-9. (link )

Wiek, A. and B. Kay. 2015. Learning while transforming: Solution-oriented learning for urban sustainability in Phoenix, Arizona. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 16(Oct):29-36. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2015.07.001. (link )

Withycombe Keeler, L., A. Wiek, D. D. White and D. A. Sampson. 2015. Linking stakeholder survey, scenario analysis, and simulation modeling to explore the long-term impacts of regional water governance regimes. Environmental Science and Policy 48:237-249. (link )

2014

Arora, S. K., R. W. Foley, J. Youtie, P. Shapira and A. Wiek. 2014. Drivers of technology adoption — the case of nanomaterials in building construction. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 87:232-244. DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2013.12.017. (link )

Foley, R. W. and A. Wiek. 2014. Scenarios of nanotechnology innovation vis-à-vis sustainability challenges. Futures 64:1-14. DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2014.09.005. (link )

Forrest, N. and A. Wiek. 2014. Learning from success -- toward evidence-informed sustainability transitions in communities. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 12:68-88. DOI: 10.1016/j.eist.2014.01.003. (link )

Iwaniec, D. M., D. L. Childers, K. Vanlehn and A. Wiek. 2014. Studying, teaching and applying sustainability visions using systems modeling. Sustainability 6(7):4452-4469. DOI: 10.3390/su6074452. (link )

Iwaniec, D. M. and A. Wiek. 2014. Advancing sustainability visioning practice in planning – The General Plan update in Phoenix, Arizona. Planning Practice and Research 29(5):543-568. DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2014.977004. (link )

Kuzdas, C. and A. Wiek. 2014. Governance scenarios for addressing water conflicts and climate change impacts. Environmental Science & Policy (42):181-196. (link )

Kuzdas, C., A. Wiek, B. Warner, R. Vignola and R. Morataya. 2014. Sustainability appraisal of water governance regimes – The case of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.. Environmental Management 54(2):205-222. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-014-0292-0. (link )

Miller, T. R., A. Wiek, D. Sarewitz, L. Olsson, D. Kriebel and D. Loorbach. 2014. The future of sustainability science: A solutions-oriented agenda. Sustainability Science 9(2):239-246. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-013-0224-6. (link )

Wiek, A. and D. M. Iwaniec. 2014. Quality criteria for visions and visioning in sustainability science. Sustainability Science 9(4):497-512. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-013-0208-6. (link )

Wiek, A., B. Ness, P. Schweizer-Ries and F. Farioli. 2014. Collaboration for transformation. Sustainability Science 9(1):113-114. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-013-0231-7. (link )

Wiek, A., D. Petrucci and R. W. Foley. 2014. Imaging the future city. Issues in Science and Technology 31(1):. (link )

Wiek, A., S. Talwar, M. O'Shea and J. Robinson. 2014. Toward a methodological scheme for capturing societal effects of participatory sustainability research. Research Evaluation 23(2):117-132. DOI: 10.1093/reseval/rvt031. (link )

Wiek, A. and O. Weber. 2014. Sustainability challenges and the ambivalent role of the financial sector. Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment 4(1):9-20. (link )

Wiek, A., A. Xiong, K. Brundiers and S. E. van der Leeuw. 2014. Integrating problem- and project-based learning into sustainability programs: A case study on the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 15(4):431-449. DOI: 10.1108/IJSHE-02-2013-0013. (link )

2013

Brundiers, K. and A. Wiek. 2013. Do we teach what we preach? An international comparison of problem- and project-based learning courses in sustainability. Sustainability 5(4):1725-1746. DOI: 10.3390/su5041725. (link )

Brundiers, K., A. Wiek and B. Kay. 2013. The role of transacademic interface managers in transformational sustainability research and education. Sustainability 5(11):4614-4636. DOI: 10.3390/su5114614. (link )

Foley, R. W. and A. Wiek. 2013. Patterns of nanotechnology innovation and governance within a metropolitan area. Technology in Society 35(4):233-247. DOI: 10.1016/j.techsoc.2013.10.004. (link )

Larson, K. L., A. Wiek and L. Withycombe Keeler. 2013. A comprehensive sustainability appraisal of water governance activities and principles in Phoenix, AZ. Journal of Environmental Management 116:58-71. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.11.016. (link )

Wender, B., R. W. Foley, D. H. Guston, T. P. Seager and A. Wiek. 2013. Anticipatory governance and anticipatory life-cycle assessment of single wall carbon nanotube anode lithium ion batteries. Journal of Nanotechnology Law and Business 9(3):201-216. (link )

Wiek, A., M. J. Bernstein, M. D. Laubichler, G. Caniglia, B. Minteer and D. J. Lang. 2013. A global classroom for international sustainability education. Creative Education 4(4A):19-28. DOI: 10.4236/ce.2013.44A004. (link )

Wiek, A., D. Guston, S. van der Leeuw, C. Selin and P. Shapira. 2013. Nanotechnology in the city: Sustainability challenges and anticipatory governance. Journal of Urban Technology 20(2):45-62. DOI: 10.1080/10630732.2012.735415. (link )

Wiek, A., L. Withycombe Keeler, V. Schweizer and D. J. Lang. 2013. Plausibility indications in future scenarios. International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy 9(2/3/4):133-147. (link )

2012

Lang, D. J., A. Wiek, M. Bergmann, M. Stauffacher, P. Martens, P. Moll, M. Swilling and C. J. Thomas. 2012. Transdisciplinary research in sustainability sceince: Practice, principles, and challenges. Sustainability Science 7(Suppl. 1):25-43. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-011-0149-x. (link )

Machler, L., A. Golub and A. Wiek. 2012. Using a "sustainable solution space" approach to develop a vision of sustainable accessibility in a low-income community in Phoenix, Arizona. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation 6(5):298-319. DOI: 10.1080/15568318.2011.605210 (also see Corrigendum in 7(2):166 DOI: 10.1080/15568318.2013.711185). (link )

Seager, T., E. Selinger and A. Wiek. 2012. Sustainable engineering science for resolving wicked problems. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 25(4):467-484. DOI: 10.1007/s10806-011-9342-2. (link )

Smith, R. and A. Wiek. 2012. Achievements and opportunities in initiating governance for urban sustainability. Environment and Planning C: Politcs and Space 30(3):429-447. DOI: 10.1068/c10158. (link )

Thompson, J., A. Wiek, F. Swanson, S. Carpenter, N. Fresco, T. Hollingsworth, T. Chapin, T. Spies and D. R. Foster. 2012. Scenario studies as a synthetic and integrative research activity for long-term ecological research. BioScience 62(4):367-376. DOI: 10.1525/bio.2012.62.4.8. (link )

van der Leeuw, S. E., A. Wiek, J. Harlow and J. L. Buizer. 2012. How much time do we have? Urgency and rhetoric in sustainability science. Sustainability Science 7(Supplement 1):115-120. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-011-0153-1. (link )

van der Leeuw, S. E., A. Wiek, J. Harlow and J. L. Buizer. 2012. How much time do we have? Urgency and rhetoric in sustainability science. Sustainability Science 7(1):115-120.

Wiek, A., F. Farioli, K. Fukushi and M. Yarime. 2012. Sustainability science: bridging the gap between science and society. Sustainability Science 7(1):1-4.

Wiek, A., R. W. Foley and D. H. Guston. 2012. Nanotechnology for sustainability—what are the opportunities and what are the limitations?. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14:1093-1112.

Wiek, A., D. H. Guston, E. Frow and J. Calvert. 2012. Sustainability and anticipatory governance in synthetic biology. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development 3(2):25-38. DOI: 10.4018/jsesd.2012040103. (link )

Wiek, A. and K. L. Larson. 2012. Water, people, and sustainability — A systems framework for analyzing and assessing water governance regimes. Water Resources Management 26(11):3153-3171. DOI: 10.1007/s11269-012-0065-6. (link )

Wiek, A., B. Ness, P. Schweizer-Ries, F. S. Brand and F. Farioli. 2012. From complex systems analysis to transformational change: A comparative appraisal of sustainability science projects. Sustainability Science 7(Sup. 1):5-24. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-011-0148-y. (link )

2011

Brundiers, K. and A. Wiek. 2011. Educating students in real-world sustainability research: Vision and implementation. Innovative Higher Education 36(2):107-124. DOI: 10.1007/s10755-010-9161-9. (link )

Sheppard, S. R., A. Shaw, D. Flanders, S. Burch, A. Wiek, J. Carmichael, J. Robinson and S. Cohen. 2011. Future visioning of local climate change: A framework for community engagement and planning with scenarios and visualisation. Futures 43(4):400-412. DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2011.01.009. (link )

Wiek, A., L. Withycombe and C. L. Redman. 2011. Key competencies in sustainability — A reference framework for academic program development. Sustainability Science 6(2):203-218. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-011-0132-6. (link )

Wiek, A., L. Withycombe, C. L. Redman and S. Banas Mills. 2011. Moving forward on competencies in sustainability and problem solving. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development 53(2):3-13. (link )

2010

Brundiers, K., A. Wiek and C. L. Redman. 2010. Real-world learning opportunities in sustainability — from classroom into the real-world. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 11(4):308-324. (link )

Krutli, P., T. Flüeler, M. Stauffacher, A. Wiek and R. W. Scholz. 2010. Technical safety vs. public involvement? A case study on the unrealized project for the disposal of nuclear waste at Wellenberg (Switzerland). Journal of Integrative Enviromental Sciences 7(3):229-244. DOI: 10.1080/1943815X.2010.506879. (link )

Salter, J., J. Robinson and A. Wiek. 2010. Participatory methods of integrated assessment — A review. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 1(5):697-717. (link )

Wiek, A., R. Ries, L. Thabrew, K. Brundiers and A. Wickramasinghe. 2010. Challenges of sustainable recovery processes in tsunami affected communities. Disaster Prevention and Management 19(4):423-437.

Wiek, A., R. Ries, L. Thabrew, K. Brundiers and A. Wickramasinghe. 2010. Challenges of sustainable recovery processes in tsunami affected communities. Disaster Prevention and Management 19(4):423-437. (link )

Books

2016

Heinrichs, H., P. Martens, G. Michelsen and A. Wiek eds. 2016. Sustainability Science: An Introduction. Springer. ISBN: 978-94-017-7241-9.

Book Chapters

2017

Wiek, A., B. Kay and N. Forrest. 2017. 14. Worth the trouble? An evaluation scheme for urban sustainability transition labs (USTL) and application to the USTL in Phoenix, Arizona. Pp. 227-256 In: Frantzeskaki, N., V. Castan Broto, L. Coenen and D. Loorbach eds., Urban Sustainability Transitions. Routledge. ISBN: 9780415784184.

Wiek, A., C. Kuzdas, R. W. Foley, L. Withycombe Keeler, N. Forrest and B. Kay. 2017. Sustainability assessments designed for multiple functions: Five cases about water resources, nanotechnologies and communities. Pp. 127-145 In: Gibson, R. ed., Sustainability Assessment: Applications and Opportunities. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1138802742.

2016

Corvers, R., A. Wiek, J. de Kraker, D. J. Lang and P. Martens. 2016. Problem-based and project-based learning for sustainable development. Pp. 349-358 In: Heinrichs, H., P. Martens, G. Michelsen and A. Wiek eds., Sustainability Science: An Introduction. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-7242-6_29. ISBN: 978-94-017-7241-9. (link )

Harlow, J., M. J. Bernstein, B. Girod and A. Wiek. 2016. Consumption and sustainability. Pp. 293-301 In: Heinrichs, H., P. Martens, G. Michelsen and A. Wiek eds., Sustainability Science: An Introduction. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-7242-6_24. ISBN: 978-94-017-7241-9. (link )

Lineberry, H. S. and A. Wiek. 2016. Art and sustainability. Pp. 311-324 In: Heinrichs, H., P. Martens, G. Michelsen and A. Wiek eds., Sustainability Science: An Introduction. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-7242-6_26. ISBN: 978-94-017-7241-9. (link )

Wiek, A., M. J. Bernstein, R. W. Foley, M. C. Cohen, N. Forrest, C. Kuzdas, B. Kay and L. Withycombe Keeler. 2016. Operationalizing competencies in higher education for sustainable development. Pp. 241-260 In: Barth, M., G. Michelsen, M. Rieckmann and I. Thomas eds., Routledge Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development. Routledge. London and New York. ISBN: 9780415727303.

Wiek, A. and D. J. Lang. 2016. Transformational sustainability research methodology. Pp. 31-41 In: Heinrichs, H., P. Martens, G. Michelsen and A. Wiek eds., Sustainability Science: An Introduction. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-7242-6_3. ISBN: 978-94-017-7241-9. (link )

2014

Brundiers, K., E. Savage, S. Mannell, D. J. Lang and A. Wiek. 2014. Educating sustainability change agents by design: Appraisals of the transformative role of higher education. Pp. 196-229 In: Fadeeva, Z., L. Galkute, C. Mader, G. Scott and S. Mohun eds., Sustainable Development and Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Transformation of Learning and Society. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-1-137-45914-5.

2013

Redman, C. L. and A. Wiek. 2013. Sustainability as a transformation in education. Pp. 212-220 In: Johnston, L. F. ed., Higher Education for Sustainability: Cases, Challenges, and Opportunities from Across the Curriculum. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Posters

2014

Withycombe Keeler, L., A. Wiek, D. White, R. Quay and D. Sampson. 2014. Linking stakeholder survey, scenario construction, and simulation modeling to explore long-term impacts of regional water governance regimes. Poster presented at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, April 28, 2014, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2013

Quinn, J., D. D. White, L. Withycombe Keeler, A. Wiek and K. L. Larson. 2013. The future of water in the desert: Convergence and divergence between decision makers and students. Poster presented on May 1, 2013 at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Quinn, J., D. D. White, L. Withycombe Keeler, A. Wiek and K. L. Larson. 2013. The future of water in the desert: Convergence and divergence between decision makers and students. Poster presented February 17, 2013 at the Decision Making Under Uncertainty (DMUU) Session of the AAAS Annual Meeting, February 14-18, 2013, Boston, MA.

Withycombe Keeler, L., A. Wiek, D. D. White, R. Quay and J. Quinn. 2013. Quenching our thirst: Future scenarios of water in Phoenix. Poster presented February 17, 2013 at the Decision Making Under Uncertainty (DMUU) Session of the AAAS Annual Meeting, February 14-18, 2013, Boston, MA.

Withycombe Keeler, L., A. Wiek, D. D. White, R. Quay, D. A. Sampson and J. Quinn. 2013. Quenching our thirst: Future scenarios of water in Phoenix. Poster presented on May 1, 2013 at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Withycombe Keeler, L., A. Wiek, D. D. White, R. Quay, D. A. Sampson and J. Quinn. 2013. Quenching our thirst: Future scenarios of water in Phoenix. Poster presented at the Adapting to a Water-Stressed West, American Association for the Advancement of Science Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division (AAAS-SWARM) Water Forum, November 4, 2013, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2012

Foley, R. W., C. Kuzdas, B. P. Warner, L. Withycombe Keeler, D. M. Iwaniec and A. Wiek. 2012. Designing sustainable governance: Cross-domain comparison and evaluation. Poster presented at the 19-22 February 2012 3rd Annual International Conference on Sustainability Science, Tempe, AZ.

Withycombe Keeler, L., A. Wiek, D. D. White, K. L. Larson and K. Jung. 2012. Envisioning water futures in the greater Phoenix area: What do we want the future to look like?. Poster presented on April 25, 2012 at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Withycombe Keeler, L., A. Wiek, D. D. White, R. Quay, G. Basile, K. L. Larson and K. Jung. 2012. Value based scenarios: The future of water governance and use in Central Arizona-Phoenix. Poster presented February 19, 2012 at the AAAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, February 16-20, 2012.

2011

Arora, S. K., R. W. Foley, P. Shapiro and A. Wiek. 2011. Nanotechnology in building construction. Poster presented at the 7-10 November 2011 3rd Annual Conference for the Society for the Studies of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET), Tempe, AZ.

Foley, R. W. and A. Wiek. 2011. Reconciling urban sustainability syndromes and urban nanoscape. Poster presented at the 7-10 November 2011 3rd Annual Conference for the Society for the Studies of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET), Tempe, AZ.

Iwaniec, D. M. and A. Wiek. 2011. Envisioning future desirable states:Participatory modeling of urban systems. Poster presented May at the annual NSF IGERT poster symposium, Washington DC.

Shaffer, D., A. Wiek, K. L. Larson and L. Withycombe. 2011. Native American versus Non-Native American perspectives on water system sustainability. Poster presented on May 4, 2011 at the Community of Undergraduate/Graduate Research Scholars (COURS) Poster Session, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Withycombe, L., D. Shaffer, A. Wiek and K. L. Larson. 2011. Toward developing a sustainability vision for the water system in Central Arizona-Phoenix. Poster presented February 20, 2011 at the Decision Making Under Uncertainty (DMUU) Session of the AAAS Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. (link )

Withycombe, L., A. Wiek, K. L. Larson and D. Shaffer. 2011. The water system in Central Arizona-Phoenix: Current state, future scenarios and sustainability vision. Poster presented on May 4, 2011 at the Community of Undergraduate/Graduate Research Scholars (COURS) Poster Session, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2010

Rodegher, S., A. Wiek, K. L. Larson and A. Uphoff. 2010. Water governance in the Phoenix region: Current state and principles for a sustainable future. Poster presented on May 5, 2010 at the Community of Undergraduate/Graduate Research Scholars (COURS) Poster Session, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Uphoff, A., A. Wiek, K. L. Larson and S. Rodegher. 2010. Professionals’ perspectives on water governance and sustainability in the Phoenix area. Poster presented on May 5, 2010 at the Community of Undergraduate/Graduate Research Scholars (COURS) Poster Session, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Wiek, A., R. W. Kutter, T. A. Munoz-Erickson, E. Miller, N. R. Moore, C. Thomas, L. Withycombe, C. Monfreda, C. P. Wong and D. M. Iwaniec. 2010. A comparative evaluation of participatory scenario studies. Poster presented at the February 12-18 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Diego, CA. Sustainability Science: Transformative Research Beyond Scenario Studies.

2009

Iwaniec, D. M. and A. Wiek. 2009. Analyzing sustainability problems from a systems perspective: Envisioning Phoenix, AZ. Poster presented October 8 at the second Conference for Sustainable IGERTs: Socio-Ecological Transformation (C4SI2), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Presentations

2016

Vincent, S., A. Wiek, S. Tarrant, M. Hart and D. Pennington. 2016. Sustainability Education at the Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Ongoing Research. Presentation at the 16th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment, January 21, 2016, Washington, DC .

2015

Lang, D. J., C. Luederitz, N. Schapke and A. Wiek. 2015. Evaluating sustainability transition laboratories -- conceptual consideration and first empirical insights for developing a generic evaluation scheme. Presentation at the INGOV Workshop - Climate Change Policy and Governance: Initiation, Experimentation, Evaluation, March 12-13, 2015, Helsinki, Finland.

Wiek, A., D. D. White and M. L. Schoon. 2015. Transformational Solutions for Water Sustainability - Combining Transition Experiments with Modeling. Presentation at the Transformations 2015, October 5, 2015, Stockholm, Sweden.

2014

Brundiers, K. and A. Wiek. 2014. Moving foward on sustainability curricula. Presentation at the Arizona Higher Education Sustainability Conference, March 25, 2014, Tucson, Arizona.

Lang, D. J. and A. Wiek. 2014. The maturing of urban transition labs – experiences from Lüneburg and Phoenix. Presentation at the Symposium on City and Region – Living Laboratories for Resiliency-Oriented Transformations, July 10, 2014, University of Kassel, Germany.

White, D. D., L. Withycombe Keeler, A. Wiek, K. L. Larson, D. A. Sampson and R. Quay. 2014. Linking stakeholder engagement, scenario analysis, and simulation modeling to explore the long-term impacts of regional water governance regimes. Presentation at the Environmental Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory, May 19, 2014, Lemont, IL.

Wiek, A. 2014. How research can help to develop sustainable solutions for water problems. Presentation at the Resilience Development Initiative, December 15, 2014, Bandung, Indonesia.

Wiek, A. 2014. Making progress on conveying competencies in sustainability at Swiss universities.. Presentation at the SAGUF Annual Meeting 2014 - Sustainability Competencies in Higher Education in Switzerland, November 26, 2014, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

2013

White, D. D., L. Withycombe Keeler, A. Wiek and K. L. Larson. 2013. Envisioning the future of water governance in central Arizona: A survey of water decision makers. Presented June 6, 2013 at the 19th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), June 4-8, 2013, Estes Park Center, Colorado.

Wiek, A. 2013. Breaking path dependence – education in trasnformational sustainability science. Presentation at the UNU/IR3S/UNESCO Joint Symposium on Sustainability Science: Promoting Integration and Cooperation, September 18, 2013, Paris, France.

Wiek, A. 2013. Effective approaches for assembling and managing transdisciplinary teams of faculty, students, and stakeholders. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP), Transdisciplinary Research and Education Session, April 30, 2013, Washington, DC.

Wiek, A. 2013. Sustainability science in the age of urgency. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP), Enabling Breakthroughs in Sustainability Science Session, April 30, 2013, Washington, DC.

Wiek, A. 2013. Who is out there? Harnessing converging paradigms for transformational implementation science. Presentation at the 1st Global Conference on Reearch Integration and Implementation, September 8-11, 2013, Canberra, Australia (online).

Wiek, A. and N. Forrest. 2013. Solution-oriented transition research in small-scale communities. Presentation at the 4th International Conference on Sustainability Transitions, June 20, 2013, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Wiek, A., L. Withycombe Keeler and D. D. White. 2013. The role of research in developing and implementing transformational solutions for water sustainability. Presentation at the Workshop: Transformational Solutions for Water in the West, September 5, 2013, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2012

Broomall, B., A. Xiong, N. Mandrell, B. Kay and A. Wiek. 2012. Fostering partnerships for a healthy downtown Phoenix. Presentation at the Building Healthy Lifestyles Conference, February 12, 2012, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Foley, R. W., B. Kay, R. Rushforth and A. Wiek. 2012. Can nanotechnology decontaminate water in a morally contested context?. Presentation at the 16-18 May 2012 International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Boston, MA.

Kirst, E., D. J. Lang, H. Heinrichs and A. Wiek. 2012. Contributions of municipal administrations to systematic sustainability assessments. Presentation at the International Sustainability Conference, August 29-31, 2012, University of Basel, Switzerland.

Sheppard, S., J. Robinson, M. Hulme, R. H. Moss, A. Wiek and L. Withycombe Keeler. 2012. Beyond climate models: Rethinking how to envision the future with climate change. Special Session, February 17, 2012, at the AAAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, February 16-20, 2012.

White, D. D., A. Wiek, L. Withycombe Keeler, K. L. Larson, R. Quay and G. Basile. 2012. Selecting and assessing distinct scenarios for sustainable water governance strategies in Phoenix, Arizona USA. Presented June 18, 2012 at the 18th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), June 17-22, 2012, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Wiek, A. 2012. Sustainability challenges and the ambivalent impacts of the financial sector. Presentation at the International Workshop on the Financial Sector's Impact on Sustainable Development, October 4-5, 2012, University of Waterloo, Canada.

Wiek, A. 2012. Sustainability science – the tale of two sciences. Presentation at the Leuphana Sustainability Summit, February 29, 2012, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany.

Withycombe Keeler, L., A. Wiek, C. Selin, D. Lang and V. Schweizer. 2012. How to evaluate and construct plausibility in future scenarios?. A case study of value-based future scenarios of water in Phoenix, Arizona. Invited Presentation at the International Workshop on Ethics, Plausibility and Innovation, May 10-11, 2012, European Union Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy.

2011

Berkhout, T. and A. Wiek. 2011. Assessing the capacity to steer transformational change: Transforming how energy is used in British Columbia's built environment. Presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Sustainability Transitions (IST2011), June 14, 2011, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

Brundiers, K. and A. Wiek. 2011. Do we teach what we preach? Evaluating transdisciplinary, problem based learning projects in sustainability programs. Paper presented at 14-16 September 2011 Implementation in Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research, Practice and Teaching, Td-net Conference 2011. (link )

Lang, D. J. and A. Wiek. 2011. Transdiscipliniary sustainability research – promise and impact. Presentation at the 17th International Sustainable Development Research Conference, May 8-10, 2011, Columbia University, New York.

Wiek, A. 2011. Effective stakeholder engagement in transformational sustainability efforts. Presentation at the Accelerating Sustainability Symposium, November 4, 2011, Center for Interactive Research on Sustainability, University of British Columbia.

Wiek, A. 2011. New degree programs in sustainability – challenges and opportunities. Presentation at the Symposium Sustainability, February 18, 2011, University of Oklahoma.

Wiek, A. and E. Fisher. 2011. STIR City – from the lab into the city. Presentation at the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET) Conference 2011, November 8, 2011, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Wiek, A. and R. W. Foley. 2011. Nanotechnology for sustainability? Analyzing the demand for and supply of nanotechnology in city environments. Presentation at the 7-10 November 2011 3rd Annual Conference for the Society for the Studies of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET), Tempe, AZ.

Wiek, A., L. Withycombe Keeler and B. Kay. 2011. Operationalizing urban sustainability transitions with transformative governance: Results from participatory sustainability transition planning. Presented June 14, 2011 at The Second International Conference on Sustainability Transitions, June 13-15, 2011, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

Wiek, A., L. Withycombe Keeler and B. Kay. 2011. Sustainability transition research in a city of the "American Way of Life". Presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Sustainability Transitions (IST2011), June 14, 2011, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

2010

Guston, D. H. and A. Wiek. 2010. The nano-enhanced city: Sustainability challenges and anticipatory governance. Presentation at the Conference of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET) 2010, Septermber 29-October 2, 2010, Darmstadt, Germany.

Wiek, A. 2010. From analyzing to transforming human-environment systems in transdisciplinary sustainability research and teaching. Presentation at the Perspectives of Research on Human-Environment Systems Symposium, April 23, 2010, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Wiek, A. 2010. Sustainability science in a transformative mode. Presentation at the NSF Workshop: Sustainability Science, Synthetic Biology and Science and Technologies Studies (STS), May 10-11, 2010, Washington, DC.

Wiek, A., C. Johnson, B. Kay and J. Zonn. 2010. Transition strategies for urban sustainability. Presentation at the American Planning Association, Arizona Chapter, State Planning Conference, November 3-5, 2010, Phoenix, Arizona.

Wiek, A. and R. W. Kutter. 2010. A comparative evaluation of participatory scenario studies. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), February 20, 2010, San Diego, California.

Wiek, A. and L. Withycombe. 2010. Core competencies in sustainability – a literature review. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), February 20, 2010, San Diego, California.

Wiek, A., L. Withycombe and R. W. Kutter. 2010. Participatory approaches for constructing and using the new generation of climate change scenarios — A methodological review. Paper prepared for the Scenario Workshop of the National Climate Assessment, December 6-8, 2010, Washington, DC.

2009

Wiek, A. and D. M. Iwaniec. 2009. Theory, empirical research and teaching in sustainability science- challenges, gaps and future trajectories. Presentation at the Kashiwa Sustainability Science Seminar Series, University of Tokyo, Japan.

Reports

2020

Albrecht, S. and A. Wiek. 2020. Implementing sustainable food forests: A transfer workshop for stakeholders in Arizona. Sustainable Food Economy Lab, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2019

Forrest, N., A. Wiek and G. Basile. 2019. Cooperative busiess training. School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Forrest, N., A. Wiek and A. Harmon. 2019. Growing cooperative businesses in Arizona -- insights from a state-wide stakeholder workshop. Sustainable Food Economy Lab, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Weber, H. and A. Wiek. 2019. Sustainable coffee sourcing -- a workshop for small coffee businesses in Arizona. Sustainable Food Eonomy Lab, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Weber, H. and A. Wiek. 2019. Sustainable international coffee and cacao supply -- insights from a stakeholder roundtable discussion. Sustainable Food Economy Lab, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2018

Forrest, N., B. Grant, I. Thompson, S. Zah and A. Wiek. 2018. Concept for a sustainable local bakery cooperative. Sustainable Food Economy Lab, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Wiek, A., N. Forrest, R. Femuko, B. Hagmaier, N. Tress Molina, G. Wolleson and D. J. Lang. 2018. Die Bedeutung der Belegschaft für die Nachhaltigkeitsperformance von Unternehmen – Mit Anwendung auf die Bohlsener Mühle [In German; The Role of the Workforce in Advancing Sustainability in Enterprises – A Case Study on the Bohlsener Mühle]. Center for Global Sustainability and Cultural Transformation, Arizona State University, USA and Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany.

2017

Johnson, E., A. Wiek and N. Forrest. 2017. Transferring sustainable local food economy concepts -- a case study from Germany and the United States. Sustainable Food Economy Lab, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Wiek, A., N. Forrest, T. Allers, A. Falkenstein, T. Freude, R. Gerigk, A. LeBarron, M. Lilje, A. Lopez-Morales, D. Morrison, L. Reutter, Z. Stein, J. Tattersall, H. Trigg and L. Withycombe Keeler. 2017. Building implementation capacity for a sustainable local food economy through a mobile solution studio. Sustainable Food Economy Lab, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2012

Kuzdas, C., M. Yglesias, A. Wiek, B. P. Warner, R. Vignola and R. Morataya. 2012. Final Report: Sustainability Evaulation of Water Systems and Regional Water Management in the Portrero, Caimital, and Upper Nosara Watersheds. Comision para le Manejo de las Sub-cuencas Potrero y Caimital.

2010

Wiek, A., L. Withycombe and R. W. Kutter. 2010. Participatory approaches for constructing and using the new generation of climate change scenarios — A methodological review. White paper prepared for the Scenario Workshop of the National Climate Assessment, Washington, DC, December 6-8, 2010.