David Gibbs

Professor David Gibbs

Professor of Human Geography

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Environmental Sciences

Qualifications

  • BA (University of Manchester)
  • PhD (University of Manchester)

Postgraduate

Professor Gibbs welcomes applications in

- Local and regional economic development

- Low carbon and green economies

- Sustainability transitions

- Eco-industrial development, industrial ecology, circular economy

- Green entrepreneurs

Completed PhDs

- McEvoy D, Carbon Flows, Jobs and the Environment (2003)

- Horrocks A, ESRC CASE: Environmental Issues and Food Sector SMEs in Yorkshire and the Humber (with the Environment Agency) (2004)

- Collins P, The Information Society and Regional Development in Ireland (2004)

- Proctor A, ESRC CASE: Sustainable Regional Development and Eco-industrial Development (with Yorkshire Forward) (2005)

- Salgado J, Cross-Border Environmental Management in Mexico (2006)

- Hewitson A, ESRC CASE: Transnational Governance and ICTS: The Telecities Network (with Hull City Council) (2007)

- O'Neill K, ESRC CASE, Effective Policy Intervention in Establishing Sustainable Local Food Systems (with East Riding of Yorkshire Council) (2012)

- Lewis C, ESRC CASE, The New Ecologies of Risk: Promoting Economic Development and the Management of Flood Risk in the Humber (with the Environment Agency) (2013)

- Wang Q, The Cross-cultural Transfer of Eco-Industrial Development Strategies (China Scholarship Council) (2013)

- Etriki J, Waste Management Strategies in Tripoli (Libyan Government) 2013)

- Omar S, Sungai Lian Industrial Park: Can Brunei Achieve Sustainable Industrial Development? (Brunei Government) (2015)

- Abdullah M A H, Analysis of the Suitability of the Socio-Technical Transition to the Development of Low Carbon Transportation in Brunei Darussalam (Brunei Government) (2015)

- Yu Z, Sustainability Transitions and Leapfrogging in Latecomer Cities: a Case of the Diffusion of Solar Thermal Energy in China (China Scholarship Council) (2017)

- Cai W, Ecosystem Service Assessment and Valuation, Sustainable Strategies for Regional Cooperation Mechanism in China: a Case study of the Yangtze River Delta Region, China (2018)

- Ramsden S, Big Lottery Fund, Shoots and Leaves: Exploring the Impact of Civil Society Sustainable Place-Making Projects Working in Deprived Urban Areas in the UK (2018)

- Wright L, From the Ground up: Community Food Production Practices for Well-Being, Sustainability and Social Cohesion (2018)

Current PhD supervisions

- Yang H, Analysis of the Evolutionary Development of Liquor Industry Clusters in China from the Perspective of Brands and Branding (China Scholarship Council)

Journal Article

Sustainability transitions and leapfrogging in latecomer cities : the development of solar thermal energy in Dezhou, China

Yu, Z., & Gibbs, D. (2018). Sustainability transitions and leapfrogging in latecomer cities : the development of solar thermal energy in Dezhou, China. Regional studies, 52(1), 68-79. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2016.1260706

From experience economy to experience landscape: The example of UK trail centres

Gibbs, D., & Holloway, L. (2018). From experience economy to experience landscape: The example of UK trail centres. Area, 50, 248-255

Social ties, homophily and heterophily in urban sustainability transitions: User practices and solar water heater diffusion in China

Yu, Z., & Gibbs, D. (2018). Social ties, homophily and heterophily in urban sustainability transitions: User practices and solar water heater diffusion in China. Energy research & social science ERSS, 46, 236-244. doi:10.1016/j.erss.2018.07.029

Examining regional competitiveness and the pressures of rapid growth: An interpretive institutionalist account of policy responses in three city regions

Krueger, R., Gibbs, D., & Carr, C. (2018). Examining regional competitiveness and the pressures of rapid growth: An interpretive institutionalist account of policy responses in three city regions. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 36(6), 965-986. https://doi.org/10.1177/2399654418767661

Report

University Of Hull MTB Trail Centre Research Summary Report

Gibbs, D., & Holloway, L. (2019). University Of Hull MTB Trail Centre Research Summary Report. University of Hull

Research interests

David's key areas of expertise are in the field of local and regional development, with a particular focus on the intersection between economy and environment.

Current research involves studies of transition regions and the green economy.

In addition, David has expertise in the areas of green entrepreneurs and also circular economy initiatives.

A recent interest is in the development of 'experience landscapes' for leisure and tourism in rural areas, with a particular focus on mountain bike trail centres.