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Combining film and field notes to explore spatial practices

This short film seeks to give insight into a particular spatial practice. The use of video and field notes taken as primary research, is set to raise questions around positionality, context, and geographical framing in how and why we measure and understand (time)spaces.

The Anthropocene Reading Group 2016-17 | PERC, London

Coordinated by Will Davies, Richard Douglas and Nick Taylor, the Anthropocene Reading Group is meeting regularly to discuss some of the latest literature in the field. The monthly meetings will take place on Wednesdays at 4pm.

Call for papers: After Urban Creative Economies

The creative economy continues to inform activity outside de-industrialised urban centres. In this session at the 2017 RGS-IBG annual conference we will explore how the creative economy persists.

Survey: Values and Everyday Experiences

Take part in our study to understand how people's values may impact upon their everyday experiences and feelings. The results will help inform research and interventions looking at how a change in values may allow for more positive experiences and improved well-being.

Prosperity without Growth: Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow | New book by Prof Tim Jackson

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.

CUSP response | EAC report on Sustainability and HM Treasury

The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee report on the workings of the Treasury has been warmly welcomed by researchers at the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP).

Disruptive Innovation Festival 2016 | Tim Jackson in conversation with Ken Webster and Joss Blériot

Having explored in depth the topic of our industrialised societies’ relationship with materials, as well as the need for gradual decoupling between development and resource impact, Tim Jackson joins the Disruptive Innovation Festival, discussing the potential of the circular economy at scale.

On the use of instability indicators in exploring inter-decadal GDP variability | Working Paper No 4

This paper explores the use of instability indicators developed in statistical physics to analyse the stability of the GDP within national longitudinal datasets. From our early results it is suggested that they may provide invaluable insights into the inter-decadal dynamics of the macro-economy, providing potentially useful insights into (e.g.) the nature of the business cycle, secular stagnation and the restoring forces of the economy.

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.

Indicators for sustainable prosperity? Challenges and potentials for indicator use in political processes | Working Paper No 3

The use of quantified indicators for the implementation and measurement of social progress is a well-established policy tool. However, any form of ‘social progress’ is inherently contested and a meaningful application of indicators in such contexts poses numerous challenges. In this paper we explore how indicators might be used to research and implement sustainable prosperity.