Arnim Wiek

Arnim Wiek
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Associate Professor, School of Sustainability

arnim.wiek@asu.edu
480-965-2387
Website

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

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
  • decision making
  • participatory research
  • intervention research
  • transition research
  • climate change mitigation

PhD, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 2005

MS, University of Jena (Germany), 2002

MA, Free University, Berlin, 1998

Journal Articles

In Press

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

2015

Kuzdas, C., A. D. 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.

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 16:1-11. DOI: 10.1017/S1466046614000489 . (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

Bernstein, M. J., A. D. Wiek, K. Brundiers, K. Pearson, A. Minowitz, B. Kay and A. Golub. 2014. Mitigating urban sprawl effects: A collaborative tree and shade intervention in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2014.965672. (link)

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

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

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

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.

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

2013

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.

Larson, K. L., A. D. 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.

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., 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.

2012

Thompson, J., A. D. 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. D. 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)

Wiek, A. D., 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. 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.

Wiek, A. D., 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. D. 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)

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

Wiek, A. D., 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.

2010

Brundiers, K., A. D. 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)

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

Wiek, A. D., 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)

Book Chapters

In Press

Klinsky, S. and A. Golub. Justice and sustainability. In: Wiek, A. D. and H. Heinrichs eds., Handbook of Sustainability.

2013

Redman, C. L. and A. D. 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. D. 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. D. 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. D. 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. D. 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. Iwaniec and A. D. 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. D. 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. D. 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

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

Sanjay, A., R. W. Foley, P. Shapiro and A. D. 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. D. 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. D. 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. D. 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. D. 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. D. 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. D., R. W. Kutter, T. A. Munoz-Erickson, E. Miller, N. R. Moore, C. Thomas, L. Withycombe, C. Monfreda, C. P. 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.

2009

Iwaniec, D. and A. D. 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

2014

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.

2013

White, D. D., L. Withycombe Keeler, A. D. 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., 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

Foley, R. W., B. Kay, R. Rushforth and A. D. 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.

Sheppard, S., J. Robinson, M. Hulme, R. H. Moss, A. D. 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. D. 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.

Withycombe Keeler, L., A. D. 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

Brundiers, K. and A. D. 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)

Wiek, A. D. 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., 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.

2010

Wiek, A. D., 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. 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.

Reports

2012

Kuzdas, C., M. Yglesias, A. D. 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. D., 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.