BLOG: Already existing experiments (or how the camping music festival tells us about some social dynamics that sustainability experiments tend to forget)

Dr Alison Browne, Geography, University of Manchester Festivals, and particularly camping music festivals in the UK, are characterised by many as hedonistic playgrounds. They are not necessarily ‘low impact development’ (cf Pickerill & Maxey, 2009) and they do come with substantial environmental impacts including the carbon emitted by people travelling to get to them, the…

BLOG: Eco-Communities in an Urban Future

By Anitra Nelson Eco-communities have been created and operate in challenging unsustainable, inequitable and urban contexts. Working towards more environmentally sustainable lifestyles and one planet footprints within market-based economies oriented towards infinite growth results in perpetual contradictions. Inequalities that arise as an essential social and economic dynamic of capitalism reverberate through all the practices and…