Sustainable Lifestyles, Social Innovation & Transitions: directions for policy & research


Transitions to sustainability focus in general on bringing about radical changes in entire sub-systems of society, such as the mobility system, the energy system, and the food system. Recently, the focus has been broadened to  lifestyle changes, consumption, the role of citizens and new actors such as bottom-up and social innovation initiatives, as well as alternative economic models that might support the transition to a sustainable society. This has been taken up by several EU funded interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects including GLAMURS (Green Lifestyles, Alternative Models and Upscaling Regional Sustainability), TRANSIT (Transformative Social Innovation Theory), SPREE (Servicing Policy for Resource Efficient Economy) and several others.

With the occasion of the GLAMURS Consortium meeting in Delft, a seminar for both researchers and policymakers is organised at Delft University of Technology, in which results from several relevant EU projects are presented. The aim is to explore and discuss the links between sustainable lifestyles, social innovation, and the need of new (economic) models  how this can support transitions to sustainability in order to identify policy options and to future research implications.

Date: Monday 4th of April 2016, 13.00 – 17.30

Location: Lecture Room C (Daniel Bernouilli Room), 3ME building (Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering), Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD Delft.

Registration: The seminar is free, but registration is needed (please register here) before March 30.

Information on how the 3ME building (building (Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD Delft) can be reached can be found at Parking space is limited, so using public transport is recommended.

More information at Wouter Spekkink (w.a.h.spekkink(at)

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