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Prosperity without Growth | Book Launch, 19 Dec 2016

What can prosperity possibly mean in a world of environmental and social limits? With this substantially revised and re-written edition, Tim Jackson expands upon the arguments of the 1st edition and demonstrates that building a ‘post-growth’ economy is a precise, definable and meaningful task.

Reimagining Building Use | A roundtable for businesses

We live in a world where our buildings are under-utilised, global resource extraction is expected to grow to 82 billion tonnes in 2020, and 300,000 new housing units per year are predicted to be required in the UK. Through this roundtable discussion we will respond to these issues, and work together to challenge our ‘business as usual’ approach to buildings.

Does Brexit mean Brexit? | Seminar with Andrew Gamble

The consequences of the Brexit vote in June 2016 will take many years to be fully understood. This presentation will assess the changes which have already taken place, and will ask whether Brexit will have lasting consequences for British politics and British government.

The End of Growth? Evening debate with Federico Demaria, Graeme Maxton, Jørgen Randers and Kate Raworth

In a world of environmental and social limits, is there still a role for economic growth in delivering a sustainable prosperity? Join us on Monday the 28th November 2016 as we will host Federico Demaria, Graeme Maxton, Jørgen Randers and Kate Raworth for an evening debate at the House of Commons, chaired by Caroline Lucas.

Nature of Prosperity II: The audacity of hope | London, 28 Nov 2016

In challenging and uncertain times, our theme for second in our series of dialogues on the Nature of Prosperity was the role of hope in redefining and delivering prosperity. The dialogue series is chaired by Baron Rowan Williams and featured Jørgen Randers, Graeme Maxton and Camilla Toulmin.

The Political Culture of a Democratic Route towards Sustainable Prosperity | Seminar w/ Marit Hammond

Why would voters support policies that would leave them potentially materially worse off? In her presentation at Keele University, co-investigator Marit Hammond re-considers the link between democracy and sustainability from the angle of political culture.

Time and nature in the Fossil Economy | Seminar w/ Andreas Malm

Andreas Malm, author of Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming (Verso, 2016), and Associate Senior Lecturer in Human Ecology at Lund University, Sweden, will deliver a talk at Goldsmiths on some of his latest work.

Cultivating conversation for energy conservation | Seminar w/ Phil Catney

This talk examines the potential of locally-based interactive knowledge sharing networks – ‘Community Knowledge Networks’ (CKNs) – to enhance community capacity to engage in energy conservation.

ESRC Festival of Social Science | w/ CUSP event in Guildford

A week-long celebration of the social sciences and social science research, taking place from 5-12 November across the UK, with free to attend events suitable for all ages and levels of interest.

Sustainability and the challenge of transdisciplinarity | Seminar w/ Fergus Lyon and Frances Harris

How can science, business, the public sector and civil society work together? This seminar will discuss findings from the joint think piece on knowledge co-production at the food, water, energy, and environment nexus.