How theories of practice can inform transition to a decarbonised transport system

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Journal of Transport Geography 2012.

In this article, I explore the potential of theories of practice to inform the socio-technical transition required to adequately decarbonise the UK transport system. It develops the concept of ‘systems of practice’ to better enable practice theory to deal with broader processes of change.

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The Dynamics of Social Practice

dospWritten with Elizabeth Shove and Mika Panztar and published by Sage in 2012. In this book, we set out to develop practice theory in ways which help it be applicable to researching and understanding how everyday life changes. In developing concepts for working with the different ways in which practices relate to each other, it shows how changes in everyday life are inseparable from broader processes of social change.

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Practice Matters! Geographical inquiry and theories of practice

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This article develops an outline agenda for bringing theories of practice, and particularly Schatzki’s ‘site ontology’, together with geographical inquiry. We elucidate this agenda through consideration of three contemporary preoccupations in human geography, comprising emotion, materiality and knowledge. I co-authored it with Jonathan Everts and Matthias Lahr and it was published in the journal Erdkunde in 2011.

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Assessing the energy implications of replacing car trips with bicycle trips in Sheffield, UK

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In this paper we generate scenarios for increasing the cycling rate in Sheffield between 2010 and 2020, through the novel application of a simple model, borrowed from population ecology. I co-authored it with Robin Lovelace and with Stephen Beck and Andy Wild, and it was published in the journal Energy Policy in 2011.

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The Design of Everyday Life

doel.jpgHow do common household items such as basic plastic house wares or high-tech digital cameras transform our daily lives? The Design of Everyday Life considers this question in detail, from the design of products through to their use in the home. I co-authored this book with Elizabeth Shove, and also with Jack Ingram and Martin Hand. It was published by Bloomsbury in 2007. 

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Unpicking Environmental Policy Integration: Tales from waste management

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In this article we set out three critical arguments in relation to debates on Environmental Policy Integration and governance. I authored it with Harriet Bulkeley and Ray Hudson and published in the journal Environment and Planning and C: Government and Policy  in 2008.

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