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Announcements

Resources round up: latest publications from the T2S community

Our January 2018 newsletter includes a list of recent publications authored by members of the Transformations to Sustainability community and relevant to research carried out under the programme. (Re-)designing higher education curricula in times of systemic dysfunction: a responsible research and innovation perspective Valentina C. Tassone, Catherine O’Mahony, Emma McKenna, Hansje J. Eppink, Arjen E. […]

Workshop on advancing methods for transdisciplinary research on transformations to sustainability begins in Buenos Aires

The fourth annual Transformative Knowledge Workshop begins today in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Taking place just over halfway into the three-year lifespan of the Transformative Knowledge Networks (TKNs), the workshop will focus on methods in transdisciplinary research. Revisiting the concept of the ‘theory of change’ introduced at the 2016 workshop in New Delhi, 16 members of the […]

New map shows resistance mounts as Europe locks itself into fossil fuel future

A new online map uncovers plans to build a massive web of gas infrastructure in Europe, and the mounting resistance and conflicts resulting from its development, showing sites of resistance in Europe and around the world in places where Europe-destined gas is being exploited and exported. The map, which was developed by Observatori del Deute […]

Transformations 2017

The Transformations to Sustainability programme will have a strong presence at the Transformations 2017 conference which takes place this week in Dundee, United Kingdom. The focus of the conference is ‘Transformations in Practice’ with speed talks and practice sessions structured around six themes: Conceptualizing sustainability transformations Designing transformation and transformative forms of design Conditions and […]

Transformations in practice podcast series

Ahead of the Transformations 2017 conference which begins on 30 August in Dundee, United Kingdom, SustainaMetrix have published a series of podcasts with the conference organizers, speakers and participants. The conversations highlight themes of personal and professional transformation, environmental stewardship, climate change, human behaviour and evaluation of transformation in practice. The series features conversations with: […]

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Opinion

What does transformations research look like?

What does your approach to research look like? Is there an object that you regularly use in your research? There are surely thousands of journal articles, monographs and weighty manuscripts that deal with how researchers view their work, but what if you had to capture your answer to those questions in a single object? That’s […]

Mapping of initial learning interactions (Malawi case study blog: part 2)

This post originally appeared on the T-LEARNING website. Read the first part – ‘Co-defining matters of concern’ – here.  The Malawi case study takes place in the Lake Chilwa Basin, a wetland of international significance prone to drying. Within the basin, Domasi and Nsanama Extension Planning Areas (EPAs) are our focus. The study subjects are women […]

Co-defining matters of concern (Malawi case study update: part 1)

This post originally appeared on the T-LEARNING website. Read the second part here. Brief Description of the study site Lake Chilwa is the second largest lake in Malawi with a surface area of 1,300 km2. The lake has a history of droughts resulting from below normal precipitation levels. Since the 1700s, the lake has either […]

Transformations from Beijing to Nairobi and back: What can we learn from each other?

by Yang Lichao, Kennedy Liti Mbeva and Jiang Chulin This blog post summarizes discussions between the PATHWAYS Africa and China hubs at the project-wide meeting of the PATHWAYS network in Dundee in August 2017. This post originally appeared on the STEPS Centre website. The Africa and China hubs in the project are both working on […]

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Resources

Mapping of initial learning interactions (Malawi case study blog: part 2)

This post originally appeared on the T-LEARNING website. Read the first part – ‘Co-defining matters of concern’ – here.  The Malawi case study takes place in the Lake Chilwa Basin, a wetland of international significance prone to drying. Within the basin, Domasi and Nsanama Extension Planning Areas (EPAs) are our focus. The study subjects are women […]

Co-defining matters of concern (Malawi case study update: part 1)

This post originally appeared on the T-LEARNING website. Read the second part here. Brief Description of the study site Lake Chilwa is the second largest lake in Malawi with a surface area of 1,300 km2. The lake has a history of droughts resulting from below normal precipitation levels. Since the 1700s, the lake has either […]

Transformations in practice – September 2017 newsletter

The September 2017 newsletter focuses on transformations in practice, the theme of the Transformations 2017 conference held at the end of August. It features conference reflections from several of the researchers involved in the T2S programme alongside updates on publications, events and reading recommendations. Download the September 2017 newsletter. Access back issues of the newsletter […]

Transformations and co-design: special issue publication

An edited collection of 16 papers on co-design in sustainability science, authored by members of the Transformations to Sustainability programme community, has been published as a special issue of the journal Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (COSUST). The papers examine co-design in the context of social-science-led, integrated research on transformations to sustainability, including a practical […]