Exploring Space, Exploiting Opportunities

7 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2014

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Frank Schiller

MunichRe

Alexandra Penn

University of Surrey

Angela Druckman

University of Surrey

Lauren Basson

The Green House

Kate Royston

SevernNet

Date Written: December 2014

Abstract

Industrial ecology (IE) has recognized the relevance of space in various areas of the field. In particular, industrial symbiosis has argued for proximity and the colocation of firms to reduce emissions and costs from transport. But, space is also relevant for industrial ecosystems more widely. These spatial principles have rarely been spelled out analytically and this article does so. From economic geography, we now have frameworks and analytical tools to undertake this kind of analysis. Using the example of ports and their hinterland, we argue for spatial analyses in IE.

Keywords: eco‐industrial park (EIP), geographic proximity, geography, networks, industrial ecology, industrial symbiosis

Suggested Citation

Schiller, Frank and Penn, Alexandra and Druckman, Angela and Basson, Lauren and Royston, Kate, Exploring Space, Exploiting Opportunities (December 2014). Journal of Industrial Ecology, Vol. 18, Issue 6, pp. 792-798, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2538005 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jiec.12140

Frank Schiller (Contact Author)

MunichRe ( email )

Königinstr. 107
Munich, 80802
Germany

Alexandra Penn

University of Surrey

Guildford
Guildford, Surrey GU2 5XH
United Kingdom

Angela Druckman

University of Surrey ( email )

Guildford
Guildford, Surrey GU2 5XH
United Kingdom

Lauren Basson

The Green House

Cape Town
South Africa

Kate Royston

SevernNet

Bristol
United Kingdom

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