Energy transitions and vulnerability – interactions with German audiences

Earlier this month I spoke at three different events in Germany, focusing on various aspects of the relationship between energy transitions and vulnerability in European and other developed-world countries. Most of these presentations were based on the preliminary findings of the EVALUATE project. I first presented a paper in Passau, at the Deutscher Geographentag 2013Continue reading “Energy transitions and vulnerability – interactions with German audiences”

Another CURE-led call for papers for 2014 AAG: Energy and the socioecological production of space

Visitors to this blog may be interested in this call for papers for the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, which will take place between the 8th and 12th of April 2014 in Tampa, Florida. Energy and the socioecological production of space Organizers: Matt Huber (Syracuse University) Saska Petrova (University of Manchester) Energy is oftenContinue reading “Another CURE-led call for papers for 2014 AAG: Energy and the socioecological production of space”

New research findings published by the EVALUATE project team

Visitors to this site may be interested in a recent presentation that was provided by two members of the EVALUATE team (Stefan Bouzarovski and Saska Petrova) to the panel on The Politics of Home. As we could not physically attend the meeting, we decided to provide a video presentation instead. A short clip containing theContinue reading “New research findings published by the EVALUATE project team”

Revamping urban-energy.org

As of today, this site has a new structure – from our initial aim to act as an information vehicle for the EVALUATE project, we are now starting to work towards providing a wider virtual home for the wide variety of energy and cities-related scholarship at the University of Manchester. The transformation, however, should notContinue reading “Revamping urban-energy.org”

Energy geographies at the RGS-IBG annual conference: Reflections

I have just returned from the Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society, which, once again, has been replete with energy-themed events. The Energy Geographies Working Group sponsored a total of 15 sessions; this means that, just as in 2012, it was possible to go to an energy session in every slot at the conference!Continue reading “Energy geographies at the RGS-IBG annual conference: Reflections”

A call for papers for the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers

Visitors to this site may be interested in this recently-issued call for papers, which aims to gather contributions that would explore the different ways in which energy flows and formations are interconnected with wider geophysical and social landscapes.

(De)politicising energy vulnerability at the European scale

By Stefan Bouzarovski Continuing along the politicisation theme that Sergio started in his previous post, readers of this blog may find of interest my recent presentation at the 8th International Interpretive Policy Analysis Conference in Vienna. I participated, via an online link, in the panel on Arena Shifting and Urban/Regional Politics: Depoliticization, Conflict and Democracy. The presentation exploredContinue reading “(De)politicising energy vulnerability at the European scale”

EVALUATE team member participates at the RESPONDER conference

By Sergio Tiraro Herrero Last week I was in Barcelona for the 2nd ‘multinational knowledge brokerage’ event of the RESPONDER project – Sustainable housing in a post-growth Europe. Exploring Policy Options and Open Research Questions. The event was organized by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), andContinue reading “EVALUATE team member participates at the RESPONDER conference”