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Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Collaborative housing in Catalonia: obstacles and strategies

By: Mateus Lira M Machado

Presentation [part of the standard session "Community, Housing, Care"] Collaborative housing (cooperative and co housing) allows for efficient use of resources, solidarity and non-speculative urbanism. This degrowth model is expanding in Catalonia, through partnerships between government and civil society, but concrete implementation faces a series of obstacles. Presenters: Mateus Lira M ...

Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Exploring Equitable Degrowth in Circular Community Development in Health and Care

By: Larissa Lai

Presentation [part of the standard session "Community, Housing, Care"] Underserved and historically marginalized populations have been disproportionately afflicted by financial and climate related disasters. In face of the immediate climate crisis, many existing systems are being disrupted, thus adversely impacting the livelihood, health and wellbeing of underserved populations. In planning ...

Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Materialising degrowth in local urban planning policies

By: Carlos Ruiz-Alejos, Vincent Prats

Presentation [part of the standard session "Community, Housing, Care"] This paper focuses on the intersection between degrowth and urban planning, and contributes to a deeper understanding and a sharper concretisation of how a strong sustainability concept such as degrowth can be taken into planning practice for long term sustainability. Presenters: Carlos Ruiz-Alejos, Vincent Prats La...

• 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Community, Housing, Care

By: Carlos Ruiz-Alejos, Larissa Lai, Mateus Lira M Machado, Saskia Hebert, Vincent Prats

Standard session (discussion following 4 presentations) Materialising degrowth in local urban planning policies - video This paper focuses on the intersection between degrowth and urban planning, and contributes to a deeper understanding and a sharper concretisation of how a strong sustainability concept such as degrowth can be taken into planning practice for long term sustainability. P...

• 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Advancing a Degrowth Agenda in the Corona Crisis

By: Andro Rilović, Eeva Houtbeckers, Iris Frey, Matthias Schmelzer, Stefania Barca

Panel debate The aim of this panel is to evaluate and discuss degrowth and it’s strategies in direct relation to the current corona crisis. We want to understand how the degrowth community responded so far to the crisis and how degrowth was and is present in recent discussions. The goal is then to identify potential pathways, but also barriers, for bringing forward the degrowth agenda in thi...

Scientific paper • 2020

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Swimming upstream: community economies for a different coastal rural development in Sweden

By: Ida Wingren, Milena Arias Schreiber, Sebastian LInke

The EU Blue Growth agenda is being implemented at a time when European coastal fisheries and traditional fishing communities are struggling to survive or have already vanished from areas where they used to flourish. Driven by the strong conviction that current disadvantaged and vulnerable coastal fishers still have a central role to play in rural development, local level initiatives are cal...

• 2020

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Enacting Community Economies within a welfare state

By: Juhana Venäläinen, Teppo Eskelinen, Tuuli Hirvilammi

The Nordic welfare states, despite their history of successful welfare generation, have recently experienced a penetration of capitalist market relations to ever new spheres of life. Also their failure to create ecologically sustainable welfare models has been undeniable. Simultaneously, community economies have emerged as a source of ideas and practices on what ‘the economy’ fundamentally c...

Scientific paper • 2019

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Mapping and Analyzing Ecological Distribution Conflicts in Andean Countries

By: Joan Martinez-Alier, Julieth Vargas-Morales, Mario Pérez-Rincón

The extractive sector is increasingly important in the GDP and export basket of the four Andean countries under study (ACs) (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia). The analysis of an updated inventory of 296 environmental conflicts in the EJAtlas for these four countries reaches the following conclusions: extractivism causes environmental conflicts related to mining, fossil fuels, hydropower and...

Scientific paper • 2019

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Governance from below and environmental justice: Community water management from the perspective of social metabolism

By: David Barkin, Mario Enrique Fuente-Carrasco, Ricardo Clark-Tapia

The Mexican neoliberal political regime created a hegemonic governance model (top-down) which has tried to impose a single definition for the rules of the distribution of the costs and benefits (environmental and economic) related to the appropriation of “natural resources” (fossil fuels, forests, mineral, water, genetic). Social metabolism is a framework that highlights the contribution of i...

Scientific paper • 2019

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Need, Entitlement and Desert: A Distributive Justice Framework for Consumption Degrowth

By: Carol Bond, Cle-Anne Gabriel

Post-growth societies seek socio-ecological transformations towards a just and sustainable redistribution and reduced consumption of natural capital. There is no one universally just and ecologically sustainable way of fulfilling these redistribution and consumption objectives; it depends on the criteria used and their underlying ethical teleology. We suggest three distribution criteria, borrow...

Scientific paper • 2019

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The nowtopia of the riverbank: Elder environmental activism

By: Mary Gearey, Neil Ravenscroft

Abstract: Degrowth imaginaries offer alternative ways of envisioning future societies. Those, predominantly working age and working class people, seeking to purposefully enact degrowth in the here and now are termed ‘nowtopians’. Based on empirical work undertaken along the River Adur valley in West Sussex, UK, this paper argues that dynamic examples of nowtopian initiatives can develop from a...

Presentation • 2018

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First North-South Conference on Degrowth-Descrecimiento, México City 2018 - Ética biocultural y educación para revalorar los vínculos vitales entre los co-habitantes, sus hábitos y hábitats

By: Ricardo Rozzi

El modelo conceptual de las 3Hs ofrece un marco heurístico para evaluar las consecuencias que proyectos de dearrollo actuales o futuros podrían tener para los hábitos de vida, el bienestar de los co-habitantes y la conservación de los hábitats.

Presentation • 2018

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First North-South Conference on Degrowth-Descrecimiento, México City 2018 - La cultura cafetalera como estrategia para decrecer

By: Armando Contreras, Indra Morandín, Yair Merlín

Esta presentación explica los retos y las acciones del sector cafetalero hacía el descrecimiento.

• 2018

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This is not an atlas: a global collection of counter-cartographies

By: kollektiv orangotango+

"Maps articulate statements that are shaped by social relations, discourses and practices, but these statements also influence them in turn. Hence, maps (and atlases) are always political. "In this interplay between facts and perception, the cartographer is both witness and actor. [...] In order to create, or, more accurately: to invent, "his worlds", he finally arrives at a subtle mixture of t...

• 2018

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Tourism and Degrowth: Impossibility Theorem or Path to Post-Capitalism?

By: Asunción Blanco-Romero, Ivan Murray, Macià Blázquez-Salom, Robert Fletcher

Introduction: “Touristification” of cities is increasingly met by discontent of local communities deprived of their places: overtourism is a real issue and we must face the challenge of rethinking and remaking one of the world’s biggest industries. The time has come to start talking seriously about how to bring tourism and degrowth together

Scientific paper • 2018

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An Anarchism for Today: The Simpler Way

By: Ted Trainer

Abstract: A sustainable and just world cannot be achieved without enormous structural and cultural change. The argument presented below is that when our situation is understood in terms of resource and ecological limits, it is evident firstly that getting rid of capitalism is not sufficient. A satisfactory alternative society cannot be highly industrialised or centralised, and it must involve ...

• 2017

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Detroit Open City

By: Aaron Robertson

Blog article about Detroit and its possible development in the future

Scientific paper • 2017

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Sharing, togetherness and intentional degrowth

By: Helen Jarvis

Keywords: association, degrowth, intention, sharing, social phenomenology, togetherness

• 2017

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Planting the seeds of degrowth in times of crisis

By: Marula Tsagkari

From the article: . . . In the Chinese language the word crisis is represented by two symbols. The first means danger and, the second, opportunity. It is true that economic crises are complex phenomena, and a form of exogenous shock in the society. On the other hand, they are also an opportunity to challenge the current way of thinking and they can open a door to a profound change. As some sup...

Scientific paper • 2017

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Degrowth and collaborative value creation: Reflections on concepts and technologies

By: Robin Kleer, Stephan Hankammer

Keywords: Degrowth; Collaborative value creation; Technology