About the Project

 

Background

The population of the world is expected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050. Most of this population growth will happen in small and medium-sized cities.

Due to this rapid urbanisation, the majority of emissions in the next century will be emitted by infrastructures that are yet to be built.

Research on climate action often highlights initiatives in major cities, but lowering carbon emissions will depend on actions carried out in smaller, ordinary cities that currently sit outside the global networks of climate innovation.

Objectives

1. Understand the local actions in a global context and how they shape the ordinary cities

2. Explain the transferability potential of social, technological and institutional innovations

3. Study the impact of local actions on citizens

4. Create a research toolbox to engage with the messy, the unusual and the change in-the-making. Reimagine the theories on climate change politics.

Objective 1:  

 

Understand the local actions in a global context and how they shape the ordinary cities

Objective 2:  

Explain the transferability potential of social, technological and institutional innovations

Objective 3:  

 

Study the impact of local actions on citizens

2019-2020

Year 1 - 2

2021-2022

Year 3 - 4

Objective 1:  

 

Understand the local actions in a global context and how they shape the ordinary cities

2019-2022

Year 1 - 4

2019-2024

Year 1 - 5

Objective 2:  

Explain the transferability potential of social, technological and institutional innovations

Objective 4:  

 

Create a research toolbox to engage with the messy, the unusual

and the change in-the-making.

Reimagine the theories on climate change politics

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Work Programme

 

University of Sheffield

Prof. Vanesa
Castan Broto
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University College London

Dr. Cassidy Johnson
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University of Sheffield

Dr. Ping Huang
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University of Sheffield

Dr Linda Westman
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Dr. James Patterson
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University of Sheffield

Erika Conchis
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Meet the Team

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