Looting the Ivory Tower: “Building a middle-range theory of Transformative Social Innovation; theoretical pitfalls and methodological responses”

The title:   Building a middle-range theory of Transformative Social Innovation; theoretical pitfalls and methodological responses.  The authors: Haxeltine, A., Pel, B., Wittmayer, J., Dumitru, A., Kemp, R., & Avelino, F. The journal: European Public & Social Innovation Review, 2(1), 59-77. The DOI: https://doi.org/10.31637/epsir.17-1.5 The abstract: This paper argues that there is currently a need for... Continue Reading →

Looting the Ivory Tower: “Co-producing urban sustainability transitions knowledge with community, policy and science”

This one is another good'un, albeit perhaps not entirely plausible in its 'how to solve the problems identified'... The title: Co-producing urban sustainability transitions knowledge with community, policy and science The authors: Niki Frantzeskakia Ania Rok The journal: Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions Volume 29, December 2018, Pages 47-51 The DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2018.08.001 The abstract: This... Continue Reading →

Looting the Ivory Tower: “Acceleration of Urban Sustainability Transitions:A Comparison of Brighton, Budapest, Dresden, Genk, and Stockholm”

Heaps of good stuff - conceptually, methodologically, empirically, in here.  Useful for mice who want to bell the cat (though the article itself doesn't suggest a particular way/particular ways). The title: The Acceleration of Urban Sustainability Transitions:A Comparison of Brighton, Budapest, Dresden, Genk, and Stockholm The authors: Franziska Ehnert, Niki Frantzeskaki , Jake Barnes, Sara... Continue Reading →

Looting the Ivory Tower: “Energy democracy as the right to the city: Urban energy struggles in Berlin and London”

The title: Energy democracy as the right to the city: Urban energy struggles in Berlin and London The authors: Soren Becker, James Angel, Matthias Naumann The journal: EPA: Economy and Space The DOI: DOI: 10.1177/0308518X19881164 The abstract: In this paper, we argue that it is generative to link struggles around access to, control over, and... Continue Reading →

Academic article: “Between innovation and restoration; towards a critical-historicizing understanding of social innovation niches”

So, as promised, I am going to start "looting the ivory tower" for useful work on social innovation (despite my reservations about the term - see here and here). First up, well - a brilliant article ... The title: “Between innovation and restoration; towards a critical-historicizing understanding of social innovation niches” The authors: Bonno Pel &... Continue Reading →

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