C. Patrick Heidkamp is an Associate Professor in, and chair of, the Department of the Environment, Geography & Marine Sciences at Southern Connecticut State University in the USA and a visiting Lecturer in the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University in the UK. He is also the co- director of the Connecticut State University System Center for Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Education and an affiliate of the Economic Rights Research Group at the University of Connecticut. He is an environmental economic geographer with a research focus on sustainability transitions. John Morrissey is a Lecturer in Geography at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland. His research is focused on issues of sustainable development, particularly socio- technical transitions, low- carbon development and challenges of low- carbon economy for urban and coastal communities. His work is informed by environmental economic geography with a focus on socio- spatial differentiation of transition processes.