In this section, we'll look at some ways to think about innovation, and how we might orient innovation towards social justice and environmental sustainability.
STEPS Centre (2010) ‘Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto’ (OA), STEPS Centre, Brighton – multimedia version (see especially the part A New 3D Agenda)
Dr Adrian Ely (Research Fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex) introduces the 3D agenda and what it means for innovation.
Ely A., Smith A., Stirling A. (2013) Innovation politics post-Rio+20: hybrid pathways to sustainability?, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 31: 1063-1081
M., Rockström, J., Raskin, P., Scoones, I., Stirling, A. C., Smith, A.,
Thompson, J., Millstone, E., Ely, A., Arond, E., Folke, C., and Olsson,
P. (2012) Transforming innovation for sustainability, Ecology and Society 17(2):11 (OA)
Stirling, A. (2009) Direction, Distribution and Diversity! Pluralising Progress in Innovation, Sustainability and Development (pdf), STEPS Working Paper 32, Brighton: STEPS Centre (OA)
Stirling, A. (2014) Emancipating Transformations: From controlling ‘the transition’ to culturing plural radical progress (pdf), STEPS Working Paper 64, Brighton: STEPS Centre (OA)
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