School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287
Arnim Wiek received his Ph.D. at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 2005 and is currently an Assistant Professor in ASU's School of Sustainability. He serves on the boards of the International Sustainable Development Research Society and the International Sustainability Conferences. Wiek has conducted sustainability research on urban development, land use conflicts and resource management in several European countries, Canada and Sri Lanka, and has researched sustainable governance of nanotechnology and nuclear power as well. His methodological research has focused on the question of how research between scientists and non-academic partners from government, business and the civil society is initiated, facilitated and institutionalized to support sustainability transitions.
sustainability science; urban development; emerging technologies; scenario analysis; sustainability assessment; anticipatory governance; decisionmaking; participatory research; intervention research; transition research; climate change mitigation
Brundiers, K. and A. Wiek. 2011. Educating students in real-world sustainability research: Vision and implementation. Innovative Higher Education 36:107-124. (link)
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 11:308-324. (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:58-71.
Salter, J., J. Robinson and A. Wiek. 2010. Participatory methods of integrated assessment — A review. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 1:697-717.
Thompson, J., A. Wiek, F. Swanson, S. Carpenter, N. Fresco, T. Hollingsworth, T. Chapin, T. Spies and D. Foster. 2012. Scenario studies as a synthetic and integrative research activity for long-term ecological research. BioScience 62:367-376. (link)
Wender, B., R. W. Foley, T. Seager, D. H. Guston and A. Wiek. In press. Anticipatory governance and anticipatory life-cycle assessment of single wall carbon nanotube anode lithium ion batteries. Journal of Nanotechnology Law and Business.
Wiek, A., R. W. Foley and D. Guston. 2012. Nanotechnology for sustainability—what are the opportunities and what are the limitations?. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14:1093-1112.
Wiek, A. and D. Iwaniec. In press. Quality criteria for visions and visioning in sustainability science. Sustainability Science.
Wiek, A. and K. L. Larson. 2012. Water, people, and sustainability — A systems framework for analyzing and assessing water governance regimes. Water Resources Management 26:3153-3171.
Wiek, A., C. L. Redman and L. Withycombe. 2011. Moving forward on competencies in sustainability and problem solving. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development 53:3-13.
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 19:423-437. (link)
Wiek, A., L. Withycombe and C. L. Redman. 2011. Key competencies in sustainability — A reference framework for academic program development. Sustainability Science 6:203-218.
Redman, C. L. and A. Wiek. 2013. Sustainability as a transformation in education. Pp. 212-220 In: L. Johnston F. ed. Higher Education for Sustainability: Cases, Challenges, and Opportunities from Across the Curriculum. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
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)
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.
Foley, R. W., C. Kuzdas, B. Warner, L. Withycombe Keeler, D. 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.
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.
Quinn, J., D. White, L. Withycombe Keeler, A. Wiek and K. 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.
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.
Sanjay, A., 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.
Shaffer, D., A. Wiek, K. 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)
Sheppard, S., J. Robinson, M. Hulme, R. 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.
Uphoff, A., A. Wiek, K. 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)
White, D. D., A. Wiek, L. Keeler, K. 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. 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. D. and D. 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.
Wiek, A., R. Kutter, T. A. Munoz-Erickson, T. Miller, S. Moore, C. Thomas, L. Withycombe, C. Monfreda, C. Wong and D. 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.
Wiek, A., L. Withycombe and R. 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.
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.
Withycombe Keeler, L., A. Wiek, D. White, K. 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. White, R. Quay, G. Basile, K. 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.
Withycombe Keeler, L., A. Wiek, 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, L., D. Shaffer, A. Wiek and K. 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. 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)