Call for participation: Engineering, social justice & peace, Argentina

The Network on Engineering, Social Justice and Peace (ESJP) has issued a call for participation ahead of its Annual Meeting in Buenos Aires in August 2014. STEPS Centre member Adrian Smith is among the speakers. Conference themes include: How can engineering and engineers contribute to community development? How can engineering and engineers contribute to the…

Public debate: Fuel poverty, climate change and social justice

Watch our lively public debate on fuel poverty, climate change and social justice. With Doug Parr, Jim Watson, Thurstan Crockett and Kirsty Alexander, chaired by Alice Bell. Watch the video (on YouTube) See photos from the event More resources from the 2013 STEPS Centre Summer School On 20 May 2013, as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival, the STEPS Centre…

STEVE WADDELL ON DYNAMIC SUSTAINABILITIES

Steve Waddell, founding Executive Director of Global Action Network Net (GAN-Net) and Leadership for Change (among his many other activities) has written on his blog about the STEPS Centre’s recent flagship book, Dynamic Sustainabilities; Technology, Environment, Social Justice. His piece, entitled Sustainability Networks for Stability, Durability, Resilience and Robustness, takes a critical look at the…

BBC COVERAGE OF ZIMBABWE LAND REFORM RESEARCH

Zimbabwe’s land reform since 2000 has been intensely controversial. Overturning the settler colonial pattern of land use and creating a new agrarian structure has had far-reaching consequences. Yet the debate about what happened, where and to who has too often been shallow and ill-informed, and not based on solid empirical evidence from the field. STEPS…

INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AT GLOBELICS

By Julia Day, STEPS Centre Communications Manager How can innovation contribute to social justice and sustainable development goals? Two of the STEPS Centre’s members will be debating this issue in Argentina next month at the 9th Globelics International Conference in Buenos Aires.Adrian Ely and Adrian Smith will be speaking on the panel of the “Innovation for Social Inclusion and Sustainable…

NEW BOOK: DYNAMIC SUSTAINABILITIES

Our new book, Dynamic Sustainabilities: Technology, Environment, Social Justice, by Melissa Leach, Ian Scoones and Andy Stirling, is out today, published by Earthscan. Buy from Earthscan Buy from Amazon Linking environmental sustainability with poverty reduction and social justice, and making science and technology work for the poor, have become central practical, political and moral challenges…

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: STEPS CONFERENCE 2010

The title of this year’s STEPS conference is “Pathways to Sustainability: Agendas for a new politics of environment, development and social justice”. It’s on 23-24 September at the Institute of Development Studies. Here’s how to participate in the conference. This year’s conference is around 5 themes: * Contesting sustainabilities * Framing narratives * Dynamics and…