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.
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.