The relationship between domestic energy vulnerability and economic austerity in Greece is discussed in a new policy document issued by a recently completed research project.
On the 21st of May 2014, the Centre for Urban Resilience and Energy (CURE) hosted a workshop on Energy, austerity, informality: Exploring the everyday politics of urban infrastructure. The event was organised under the auspices of the RGS-IBG funded EVENT project and co-financed by SEED’s Urban Champion scheme. Cities@manchester and the Energy Geographies Working Group of theContinue reading “Energy, austerity, informality workshop report”
The Centre for Urban Resilience and Energy at the University of Manchester is organising a one-day workshop on ‘Energy, austerity, informality: Exploring the everyday politics of urban infrastructure’. The workshop will take place in Manchester on the 21st of May 2014. The workshop aims to explore the diverse conceptual debates focusing on the nexus of everyday practicesContinue reading “Call for participants: Workshop on ‘Energy, austerity, informality: Exploring the everyday politics of urban infrastructure’”
Following its overwhelming presence at the last three Annual Conferences of the Royal Geographical Society, energy geography research is now featured to a similar extent at the US counterpart of this event: the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG). This year’s meeting took place in Tampa (Florida) and was extremely well attended by geographers from across the world.Continue reading “The AAG in Tampa: Energy geographers take over”
The EVALUATE project will be organizing a workshop on ‘Energy vulnerability in Europe’ at DG Energy in Brussels, on the 27th of February. The workshop is the first of its kind: It will provide a comprehensive picture of energy/fuel poverty and vulnerability research from across Europe. The work of 19 researchers from across the continentContinue reading “EVALUATE workshop on European energy vulnerability in Brussels”
CURE will be organizing two seminars and an urban forum during February and March. More details can be found on the new events tab on this website. We hope you can join us!
CURE Directors Joe Ravetz and Stefan Bouzarovski connect the recent CURE launch event (featuring a lecture by Durham University geography professor Harriet Bulkeley) with topical developments in the UK energy sector.
CURE Co-Director Jeremy Carter reflects on the different ways in which one of our ongoing projects – Climate Proof Cities – engages with issues of resilience, urban change and the regional landscape.
The EVENT project is well underway. The contribution below, written by project team member Dr Alexandra Prodromidou, reflects on our recent project activities.
An estimated 75 to 80 per cent of the current housing stock in the UK will exist in 2050. There is growing recognition that extensive retrofit programmes are urgently needed to achieve significant long-term energy and carbon savings while simultaneously alleviating energy vulnerability and fuel poverty. Social housing providers are at the forefront of innovation in domestic energy efficiencyContinue reading “Announcing a new project: Community Approaches to Retrofit in Manchester – CHARISMA”