Talking power in practice theory for the first Practice Theory Podcast

Good to dig out that chapter on power and practice and remember what I wrote, and all I didn’t get round to writing. That was in getting ready for the delight of being guest for the very first Practice Theory Podcast. A friendly but critical conversation with Elizabeth Shove and Stan Blue. It was a bit like a PhD viva, with two scholars reading what I wrote and asking questions, some of them testingly tough. But with nothing riding on it (apart from the judgement of anyone that listens to the podcast…) it was a lot more fun.

practice theory and MLP – a ‘controversy’ for Dale Southerton and me to chew over

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Very pleased to have another invite from Forum Vies Mobile to chip in on working out how to make the ways we get about less environmentally damaging. This time by putting practice theory and Multi-Level Perspective up against each other in conversation with Dale Southerton.

No more meters? A piece on The Conversation with Elizabeth Shove

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From The Conversation, No More Meters – follow links

Imagine never again receiving an energy bill. Instead, you could pay a flat fee for “comfort”, “cleanliness” or “home entertainment” alongside a premium for more energy-demanding TVs, kettles or fridge-freezers. This isn’t the stuff of science fiction – it’s emerging right now. Recent changes in technology and regulation are enabling the development of new ways to provide electricity and gas.

 

Read more at The Conversation – No more meters?

Can the Tour de France help get more people out of their cars and on to bikes?

Re-posted from the Geography Lives blog

The Tour de France is one of the world’s sporting mega-events and its temporary colonisation of the roads of Sheffield will inevitably give cycling an unprecedented profile in the city. Can it, though, be expected to help get more people out of their cars and on to their bikes?

Read more on the blog: Can the Tour de France help get more people out of their cars and on to bikes?