Casanova district: planning an exemplary urban development in Italy

Guest contributors Roberta Pernetti and Marco Castagna present urban planning processes in the city of Bolzano and their monitoring research

Quality of whose life? Prosperity by another name?

In his third post on this blog, Joe Ravetz, Co-director of CURE, gives a critical overview of prosperity indexes. He formulates and develops the idea of synergistic prosperity.

France: new approaches towards tackling urban fuel poverty

In our latest guest post, Ute Dubois (ISG International Business School, Paris) discusses the relevance of the rural-urban divide for the understanding of energy poverty in France and for assessing the suitability of past and new policy approaches for the alleviation of energy poverty. Ute’s analysis highlights the differences between rural and urban typologies ofContinue reading “France: new approaches towards tackling urban fuel poverty”

New perspectives on urban energy governance

Last week I attended a fascinating two-day workshop organized by the Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires and Sociétés (LATTS) in Paris. The event focussed on urban energy governance in the global North and South, featuring a wide range of presentations from some of the most prominent researchers in the field. Its broad remit and interdisciplinary focus allowedContinue reading “New perspectives on urban energy governance”

Energy use in Thailand: Impressions

I recently spent a few weeks travelling around Thailand, a journey that included the visit to the country’s two main cities – Bangkok and Chiang Mai. In those places, but also in other urban and non-urban locations, one cannot but notice certain manifest characteristics of Thailand’s energy systems. Though primarily a tourist’s impressions, the fourContinue reading “Energy use in Thailand: Impressions”

(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”

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”