How can we rethink progressive transformations to sustainability?

In a series of three recent blog posts, Andy Stirling reflects on the governance of transformations to sustainability, and what it means for opening up spaces for politics and democracy.

The blog posts draw from a workshop organised by the Africa Sustainability Hub, related to the ‘Governance of Socio-technical Transformations’ (GOST) project. The Nairobi workshop discussed prospective transformations in ‘smart cities’, ‘sustainable agriculture’ and ‘zero carbon energy’. In Kenya (as more widely), each of these fields is currently a vibrant arena for contending visions for how transformations might best be imagined and enacted.

Read the series

What drives transformations to sustainability?

Alternative imaginings of transformation: opening emancipatory spaces for sustainability politics

Sustainability, transformation and power: rebalancing expertise with democratic struggle