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 →

Looting the Ivory Tower “The work after ‘it’s too late’ to prevent dangerous #climate change

(Blog posts about academic articles and what value they might have for activists.) Article Moser SC. The work after “It's too late” (to prevent dangerous climate change). WIREs Climate Change. 2020;11:e606. https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.606 The TL;DR If you have read much on social and psychological responses to climate change you will have come across the work of... Continue Reading →

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