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Blockupy Frankfurt - down with capitalism! ...but what comes next?

Black clouds surround the skyscrapers in the skyline of Frankfurt, skyscrapers which are the symbols of an uncontrolled capitalism, of banks which are “too big to fail”, of the rich and filthy 1%. 1,161 more words

Sustainable Consumption

SCORAI Europe: notes from Lausanne

The inter-disciplinary workshop on sustainability held in Lausanne at the beginning of this week has marked the end of my very intense period of academic travel in 2014. 894 more words

Consumer Research

3S WP 2013-21 Seyfang et al - A Grassroots Sustainable Energy Niche? Reflections on community energy case studies

System-changing innovations for sustainability transitions are proposed to emerge in radical innovative niches. ‘Strategic Niche Management’ theory predicts that niche-level actors and networks will aggregate learning from local projects, distilling and disseminating best practice. 311 more words

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3S WP 2013-20 Foulds et al - Investigating the performance of everyday domestic practices using building monitoring

Building monitoring can enhance our understanding of everyday life, yet has sparsely been used in social practices research. Monitoring usually provides context (e.g. differences in performing practices) for more prominent qualitative inquiry, and is rarely centrally integrated methodologically. 193 more words

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3S WP 2013-19 Hauxwell-Baldwin - The Politics and Practice of ‘Community’ in UK Government Funded Climate Change Initiatives

Academics and policy-makers have claimed that community has a potentially useful role to play in encouraging pro-environmental behaviour change. Yet despite a growing literature on the role of community in doing so, a critical examination of the policy context in which it is being employed towards that goal is currently lacking. 186 more words

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3S WP 2012-16 Macrorie - The dynamics and governance of thermal comfort practices in low carbon housing

Ambitious government targets set an agenda to reduce domestic energy demand, however the leverage of policies in this domain is poorly understood. Considering a social housing development recently constructed in the east of England, designed to be operationally carbon neutral, this research focuses upon the role of low-carbon technologies in delivering a reduction in residential electricity consumption. 145 more words

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