Preannouncement of new SCORAI book on Social Change Beyond Consumerism

  Title of the new book: Social Change and the Coming of Post-consumer Society: Theoretical Advances and Policy Implications Authors: Halina Szejnwald Brown, Clark University, USA, Maurie Cohen, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA, Philip Vergragt, Clark University, USA Introduction: Social Change and the Coming of Post-Consumer Society aims to develop more complete appreciation of the relevant processes of social Read more about Preannouncement of new SCORAI book on Social Change Beyond Consumerism[…]

Announcing Winter/Spring Mini-Colloquium Series on Post-work/Post-consumer Futures

The SCORAI Board and Tellus Institute are pleased to announce plans to host a Winter/Spring Mini-Colloquium Series on Post-work/Post-consumer Futures that will delve into issues at the interface of digital automation, technological unemployment, worktime reduction, consumption, and lifestyle innovation. Speakers in the series will be: February 16: Peter Frase, Editor at Jacobin magazine and author Read more about Announcing Winter/Spring Mini-Colloquium Series on Post-work/Post-consumer Futures[…]

2016 Conference asks for Crowdfunding support

The 2016 SCORAI conference will be host to researchers around the world, with many of these expected to come from developing countries with limited budgets. With the intention of genuine solidarity, the SCORAI networks wants to support participants with limited travel budgets and decided to set up a Crowdfunding campaign. Please show your solidarity and kindness Read more about 2016 Conference asks for Crowdfunding support[…]

SCORAI-Israel

אודות SCORAI Israel היא רשת של חוקרים ובעלי עניין שעוסקים בממשק שבין צריכה חומרית, שינויים טכנולוגיים ותרבותיים ורווחת האדם. מטרתנו לקדם מחקר מדעי ולהעלות על סדר היום הציבורי את המאפיינים וההשלכות של חברת הצריכה שתופסת מקום מרכזי בחיינו כיום. אנו שואפים לאפשר מקום מפגש לחוקרים, מקבלי החלטות, אנשי שטח ובעלי עניין שחפצים להבין את מה שמניע Read more about SCORAI-Israel[…]

New book publication on Retrofitting Cities

  SCORAI members Philip J. Vergragt and Halina Szejnwald Brown contributed a chapter on “Beyond the split incentive: Governing socio-technical relations in private rental housing retrofit” in the recently published book Retrofitting Cities: Priorities, Governance and Experimentation.   About the Book Developing an up-to-date critical framework for analysing urban retrofit, this is the first book to examine urban Read more about New book publication on Retrofitting Cities[…]

SCORAI to Become Member-Supported Network

Effective January 1, 2016, the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) will become a member-supported network. Established in 2008, SCORAI currently has more than 800 affiliates around the world and works closely with sister groups in Europe, China, and Israel. Since its inception, SCORAI has benefited greatly from the support of several philanthropic foundations Read more about SCORAI to Become Member-Supported Network[…]