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SCORAI provides a forum for scholars and practitioners striving to understand the drivers of the consumerist economy in affluent technological societies; to formulate and analyze options for post-consumerist lifestyles, social institutions, and economic systems; and to provide the knowledge for emergent grassroots innovations, social movements, and public policies.
Sustainable consumption and wellbeing on a modest carbon footprint: Penn South, an affordable urban community in New York City
In my July 9 post, I proposed that one-way cities might ameliorate the detrimental effects of extreme income inequality, while also avoiding the inevitable increase in greenhouse gas emissions that accompanies higher income, is to provide affordable services and amenities. Affordable housing is a great place to start and it is an opportunity for municipalities[…]
Reid Lifset from Yale University shared the following special issue with us that links clocal consumption to global impacts: Dear SCORAI-ites In a new special issue, “Linking Local Consumption and Global Impacts,” Yale’s Journal of Industrial Ecology examines the virtual shrinking of distances between places — arising because of trade, telecommunication and travel — and[…]
Is sustainable consumption compatible with increasing the income among the poor and the middle class?
I recently attended a workshop convened by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, USDN, on the topic of sustainable consumption. One of the issues that repeatedly came up was how to address income inequality while also promoting sustainable consumption. To pursue either of these two big questions is a big undertaking already, but the two together[…]