Research in Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania

By Stefan Bouzarovski At the beginning of April I visited Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo as part of an initial research and networking trip on the EVALUATE project. The trip highlighted some of the infrastructural issues faced by these countries in the process of post-socialist transition, which, however, vary widely according to local context. While inContinue reading “Research in Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania”

Energising the US geography conference in Los Angeles

By Stefan Bouzarovski The centrality of energy issues to contemporary geographical debates was demonstrated at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Los Angeles. We have already seen a rapid increase  of energy-related discussions at the UK equivalent of the AAG Annual Meeting – the Annual International Conference of the Royal GeographicalContinue reading “Energising the US geography conference in Los Angeles”

From transition to transformation

By Stefan Bouzarovski I recently gave a plenary talk titled ‘From transition to transformation’ at the RGS-IBG mid-term postgraduate conference at the University of Birmingham. The title of the talk was a response to the theme of the conference: ‘Geographical transitions’. It highlighted, inter alia, the new relevance of integrated thinking across geography, particularly in terms of theContinue reading “From transition to transformation”

The changing meanings of ‘home’ within policy and governance

By Saska Petrova Stefan and I have just returned from an ESRC seminar on ‘home space within social policy and governance at the Open University’. It was fascinating to attend a discussion of the political articulations of domesticity within a disciplinary setting that is quite different from the one in which I have usually participatedContinue reading “The changing meanings of ‘home’ within policy and governance”

Fighting fuel poverty in Europe through common action

By Stefan Bouzarovski I recently gave a plenary talk on ‘Energy poverty in Eastern and Central Europe’ at the ‘Energy Action Fuel Poverty Conference 2013‘ in Dublin, Ireland. This was a two-day event organised by the Energy Action charity, which has hosted two such gatherings to date. Much of the discussion and papers in theContinue reading “Fighting fuel poverty in Europe through common action”

Welcome …

… to the new blog of the EVALUATE (Energy Vulnerability and Urban Transitions in Europe) research project! The blog is authored by a group of academics led by Professor Stefan Bouzarovski at the University of Manchester. EVALUATE, which is funded by the European Research Council and will run for the next five years, involves anContinue reading “Welcome …”