New article: Making the most of community energies – three perspectives on grassroots innovation

The final, synthesis article from the CISE research project is published in the journal Environment & Planning A. The Open Access article (pdf) argues for a refocusing around the critical edges that […]

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Green transformations from below? The politics of grassroots innovation

“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”. […]

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GI briefing 21: Constructing grassroots innovations for sustainability

  Constructing grassroots innovations for sustainability: New research in the field  Adrian Smith and Gill Seyfang introduce a new collection of academic papers on grassroots innovations, and discuss the origins and […]

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Special ‘grassroots innovation’ issue of Global Environmental Change

The latest issue of the leading research journal Global Environmental Change is dedicated to the topic of grassroots innovation for sustainability. The special issue contains six original research articles Guest […]

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Journal paper: Translating Sustainabilities Between Green Niches and Socio-Technical Regimes

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. […]

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