Energy, austerity, informality workshop report

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”

Announcing a new project: Community Approaches to Retrofit in Manchester – CHARISMA

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”

New project: Energy vulnerability and alternative economies in Northern Greece

The 15th of July will see the start of the EVENT project (Energy vulnerability and alternative economies in Northern Greece), which aims to explore how experiences of domestic energy deprivation in this country are underpinned by the social and spatial infrastructures of everyday life. The endeavour is funded by the Royal Geographical Society with the InstituteContinue reading “New project: Energy vulnerability and alternative economies in Northern Greece”

Call for participants – Energy vulnerability seminar in Manchester

By Saska Petrova A very limited number of places are still available for this three-day seminar at the University of Manchester, which aims to lay the groundwork for conceptualizing the components, underlying factors and socio-spatial implications of energy vulnerability. The event will bring together academic researchers, policy representatives, and the third sector to consider theContinue reading “Call for participants – Energy vulnerability seminar in Manchester”

Energy vulnerability factors and pathways: Towards a research agenda

By Saska Petrova Do have a look at this (currently open) call for papers for an early career researcher symposium – at the University of Manchester – focused on exploring the meanings, implications  and underlying conditions of energy vulnerability. The symposium will take place at the University of Manchester between the 21st and 22nd of May, andContinue reading “Energy vulnerability factors and pathways: Towards a research agenda”