Degrowth offers a new approach to the affordability and environmental sustainability of housing and urban landscapes, which are critical contemporary challenges for urbanists, planners, housing researchers and policy makers
The editors of a collection recently published in the Routledge Environmental Humanities series, Housing for Degrowth: Principles, Models, Challenges and Opportunities, will reveal how their book breaks new ground by applying a degrowth approach to housing — offering a holistic set of principles, demonstrating grassroots achievements, and the need for policy changes to optimise bottom-up efforts. The book includes a useful section with a debate between degrowth advocates on urbanisation, decentralisation and open localism.
Anitra Nelson (Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University, Melbourne) and François Schneider (ICTA, University Autonomous Barcelona) will draw on their own research and experiences, and identify key degrowth interventions and lessons presented by the more than 20 contributors to their book. Schneider will talk to their narrative approach to housing and housing policy, referring to his degrowth project, Can Decreix. Nelson will talk about eco-collaborative housing cases in herSmall is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet (Pluto, 2018). They will refer to the 6th International Degrowth Conference in Malmö in August, and their policy papers for the EU Parliament Post-Growth 2018 Conference in Brussels in September.
The author of the book’s Foreword, Emeritus Professor Joan Martinez-Alier (ICTA, University Autonomous Barcelona) will speak along with a chapter author Mara Ferreri.
This event includes time for questions and debates. You will be able to buy a paperback copy of Housing for Degrowth (25 Euros) and get details to buy an eBook, or hardcover (especially for institutional libraries).