Tag Archives: Project Updates

New chapter on Institutional Mapping

One of the research methods I find the most interesting is Institutional Mapping. It’s a funny old thing: frequently used in consultancy but not in academia; as intensely useful as it is deeply subjective; and very poorly codified. It is … Continue reading

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White paper – Seeking sustainability in the coffee shop industry: Innovations in the circular economy

One of the most interesting projects I am involved in focuses on coffee shops as loci of construction of social and economic realities (wherever they may be). My colleague and project lead – Dr Jennifer Ferreira – refers to coffee … Continue reading

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Ethical consumption and coffee shops

Late in 2018 my co-author Jennifer Ferreira and I had a new article published in the Journal of Consumer Ethics, titled From bean to cup and beyond: exploring ethical consumption and coffee shops. The paper explores how consumers navigate the ethical … Continue reading

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The ReSSI project, revisited

Here is something nice: a little piece I put together a few months ago about the ReSSI project has made it to the CBiS newsletter. Titled Good Practice for Local and Regonal Authorities to Better Collaborate for Sustainable, Inclusive and Smart … Continue reading

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Delivering sustainable and inclusive regional economic development

As mentioned last week, today (10th April 2018) the ReSSI team is delivering a workshop to discuss the findings and policy implications of the findings of the ReSSI project to stakeholders in the West Midlands. This includes Coventry City Council, … Continue reading

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Regional Strategies for Sustainable and Inclusive Development – Report

Apologies for the long silence. I have been away on paternity leave, after the arrival of baby Ferreira Mk II. It has been, in turn, a wonderful, exhausting and exhilarating couple of months. Our second little Research Assistant is ready … Continue reading

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ReSSI – Project Update

The team delivering the ReSSI project has recently submitted the second report to the funder (ESPON EGTC), for discussion and approval within the next two weeks. The ReSSI project examines how sustainable, inclusive and smart economic development (as defined by the Europe … Continue reading

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