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THEME 2: Urban materiality and the possibility of action
Within this research theme I study processes of social innovation and how they influence a material politics of the urban. The question that interests most is that of what action is possible. Recent outputs in this area: Contradictions as an engine of change: Castán Broto, V. (2015). Contradiction, intervention, and urban low carbon transitions. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 33 (3), 460-476. doi:10.1068/d13050p Urban transitions and climate change: Bulkeley, H. A., Castán Broto, V., & Edwards, G. A. S. (2014). An Urban Politics of Climate Change: Experimentation and the governing of socio-technical transitions. Routledge. Studies of how shock and crises motivate change: Castán Broto, V., & Dewberry, E. (2016). Economic crisis and social learning for the provision of public services in two Spanish municipalities. Journal of Cleaner Production, 112, 3018-3027. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.09.136 Castán Broto, V., Glendinning, S., Dewberry, E., Walsh, C., & Powell, M. (2014). What can we learn about transitions for sustainability from infrastructure shocks?. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 84, 186-196. doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2013.08.002
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