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SCORAI Webinar Series: Sustainable Consumption and Lifestyles
Apr 19, 2021 10:00 AM
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Lucie Middlemiss (Apr 19, 2021)
Energy poverty in the energy transition: understanding and addressing the under consumption of energy during a low-carbon transi @School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK
I joined the School of Earth and Environment in 2004 as a Teaching and Research Fellow, and completed my PhD in the School in 2009. I became a Lecturer in Sustainability in 2009, and an Associate Professor in Sustainability in 2017. Since September 2017 I am Co-director of the Sustainability Research Institute. Before I joined the school I did an MSc in Environmental Management at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. I am interested in social dimensions of environmental problems, including: sustainable consumption, community action on sustainability, energy poverty, the politics of inclusion in sustainability, and engagement in activism and decision-making. Conceptually, I am fascinated by social relations (people’s relationships with each other): in a supposedly individualized world, we actually operate within strong social networks, and the role that these play in shaping consumption is my central research focus.
Duncan Crowley (Mar 22, 2021)
Community-led Ecocity Transformation. Developing an Urban Systems Community of Practice Ecosystem @ISCTE University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal
Duncan Crowley is an Irish architect and climate activist exploring community-led ecocities through action research in Dublin, Barcelona, Curitiba and Lisbon. He works with the UrbanA project, ECOLISE (European Network for Community-Led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability) and their Communities for Future action platform. He is a PhD Candidate of Architecture of Contemporary Metropolitan Territories at ISCTE Lisbon and holds an MSc in Environment and Development from UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil. He co-founded Barcelona’s Transition group, has a Permaculture Design Certificate and was part of the 2011 Indignado square occupations. He is part of CE3C & DINÂMIA’CET research groups and participates with DEAL (Doughnut Economics Action Lab) and the Portuguese Degrowth network.