Twelve years ago I wrote an article that set my first, tentative bearings for embarking upon research into the actual and potential roles innovative grassroots activity might play in sustainable developments. The article has […]
“Throughout the history of both modern environmentalism and development there has existed an insistent undercurrent of practical, grassroots initiatives seeking socially just and environmentally sustainable forms of production and consumption”. […]
On 26th January 2105, Adrian Smith featured on Spanish national radio’s Siglo 21 programme, where he talked about grassroots innovation. Siglo 21 is a daily show on RNE3 that covers […]
Grassroots Innovations for Sustainable Development Conference, UCL London, 10th June, 2005 The UK government’s new Sustainable Development Strategy, Securing the Future, places greener innovation and local action at its foundation. Yet these […]
This project examined how social experiments with alternative technologies – organic food, eco-housing and wind energy – have attained wider influence.
Smith, A. (2007) ‘Translating Sustainabilities Between Green Niches and Socio-Technical Regimes’ Technology Analysis and Strategic Management 19(4) pp.427-450 A role for green niches has risen to prominence in the environment and innovation literature. […]
Smith, A. (2006) ‘Niche-Based Approaches To Sustainable Development: Radical activists versus strategic managers’ Chapter in the book Sustainability and Reflexive Governance edited by Dierk Bauknecht, René Kemp and Jan-Peter Voss, 2006, (Edward Elgar, […]