Housing for Degrowth

Principles, Models, Challenges and Opportunities: book presentation at the Wuppertal Institute

  • Events 30.10.2018
  • Location Wuppertal

Affordability and environmental sustainability of housing and urban landscapes 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) 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.
  • François Schneider (ICTA, University Autonomous Barcelona) will talk to their narrative approach to housing and housing policy, referring to his degrowth project, Can Decreix.
  • Anja Bierwirth (Project Co-ordinator, Division Energy, Transport and Climate Policy, Wuppertal Institute) will comment on the talk from her experience as a project manager and sufficiency expert in the field of housing.

Katharina Bohnenberger, Research Fellow at the Wuppertal Institute, will moderate the talk. This event includes time for questions and debates and will take place on 30 October 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Wuppertal Institute.