Sustainability database

People

Dr Niamh Moore

Research Fellow

My background is in interdisciplinary feminist studies. I have worked at the universities of Sussex, Plymouth, Keele and UEA before coming to CRESC in 2005. My research contributes to a growing body of work on sustainability in CRESC.

My research is centrally concerned with (re)visioning an eco/feminist politics of sustainability. This is a holistic sustainability, focused on interconnections and relationalities, which links planetary sustainability with human and non-human health and well-being; which asks how we can sustain collective and personal movements towards social justice; and which explores how the very practice of research might be reworked for sustaining a more-than-human world.

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
No
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Climate
Education
Environment
Transport

Connections

Research

STEP-CHANGE

There is an accepted need to promote step changes towards more sustainable urban environments, notably in transport and travel, which we will focus on. Project will provide an empirically grounded frame for the modelling of transformational futures.

http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/I00212X/1

Group

Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change

Sustainability is cultural too

How can we move towards sustainability?

Public and policy discussions are overwhelmingly dominated by economic arguments and the pursuit of technical solutions. But CRESC researchers argue that these foci are too limited. Sustainability is as much about ‘culture’ as it is about technologies or economics. But how to think about this?

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Culture, Society, Civil society

Group

cities@manchester

The world is primarily an urban place and so scholars, policy makers, and public debate needs to address the urbanity of human experience. Cities are often projected as sources of disorder and social problems, yet cities have always been sources of cultural creativity, transnational connection, diversity, conviviality, and motors of intellectual, economic, environmental and political transformation. 

Keywords: 
Cities, Sustainable cities, Smart cities, Built environment