Sustainable futures

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Sustainable futures

Theme lead: Aimee Ambrose

The climate and nature emergencies are the greatest challenges facing Earth’s inhabitants. Transitions to a low carbon society and the restoration of the natural world are urgent and overdue. The Sustainable Futures cluster explores the implications and experiences of these transitions from social, economic, socio-technical, historical and policy perspectives and from the perspectives of citizens, non-human actors and professional stakeholders.

We are particularly concerned with how transitions play out in the energy and transport sectors, within urban environments and we use robust research evidence to promote just transitions and a focus on lesser heard groups across these domains.

We contribute to these agendas nationally and internationally and are currently engaged in the delivery of qualitative, quantitative and interdisciplinary research and evaluation in the following areas, funded by regulated funders and contract research commissions for governmental and non-governmental policy and practice organisations.

  • digitalisation of everyday life and urban spaces
  • energy poverty research and knowledge transfer
  • evaluation of environmental policies and initiatives
  • green jobs
  • high consumers and consumption inequality
  • housing and health
  • lesser heard energy users
  • lived experiences of domestic energy efficiency
  • nature recovery and green spaces
  • place based impacts of deindustrialisation
  • sustainable transport and active travel
  • the governance and fairness of energy and environmental transitions and citizen engagement
  • valuation of environmental benefits

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Aimee Ambrose

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Professor of Energy Policy

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Will Eadson

Professor of Urban and Regional Studies

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Jan Gilbertson

Senior Research Fellow

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Rachel Macrorie

Rachel Macrorie

Research Associate

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Phil Northall

Phil Northall

Research Associate

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Stephen Parkes

Stephen Parkes

Research Fellow

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