The Nexus Network ‘Domestic Nexus‘ project examines the dynamics of consumption at the domestic scale. The household is a critical junction where the provisioning of resources such as water, food, energy meets with everyday practices such as laundry, eating and comfort. The project is run by Matt Watson, Peter Jackson and Liz Sharp from University of Sheffield with Dale Southerton, David Evans, Alan Ward and Ali Browne from the University of Manchester.
The project team invites you to their workshop on:
SCOPING OPPORTUNITIES FOR INCREASED SUSTAINABILITY: POLICY AND PRACTICE
Date: Wednesday 9 December 2015.
Venue: UCL, London.
This workshop will bring together the conclusions from the previous discussions to focus on opportunities to enable more sustainable domestic nexuses to be enabled. The workshop will be professionally facilitated and run in a format enabling creative discussion and exchange to think through the challenges and potential for different possible ideas for initiatives generated in previous workshops. This workshop will be held in London to facilitate participation from government, business and third sector partners.
Question for discussion include:
- What sets of target practices / householders / enablers might constitute appropriate foci for different initiatives concerned to impact on the domestic nexus?
- What would/should constitute evidence of ‘success’ for practice informed initiatives focused on the domestic nexus?
- Which organisations and forms of governance are best placed to co-ordinate initiatives focused on the domestic nexus?
- What broader different arrangements of governing, policy and funding would be needed if government were to prioritise the transformation of domestic practices?
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