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A year ago, in August 2020, we launched our jointly authored book Exploring Degrowth: A Critical Guide (Pluto Press). ‘The book you hold in your hands’ states Jason Hickel of the University of London and author of Less is More 2020, ‘paints a picture of the new economy that lies ahead — an economy that enables human flourishing for all within planetary boundaries.’ Discussion about degrowth has exploded since then when a cluster of general interest books on degrowth appeared in 2020.

Cities • 26.08.2021

Transformation or Gentrification? The Hazy Politics of the 15-Minute City

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By: Joe Herbert

The idea of the ‘15-minute city’ has recently gained traction amongst policy-makers as an urban innovation with the potential to address intersecting social and ecological challenges of the post-COVID world. But its lack of an embedded politics presents a danger as much as it does an opportunity.

Announcements • 26.08.2021

New PhD course on Degrowth Praxis

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By: The degrowth.info international editorial team

November 15-19, 2021, Copenhagen, Denmark Convened by the Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Aim and content In the context of increasingly acute global socio-ecological dilemmas, there is growing debate about the dominant economic growth-based socio-economic model. Globally, there is a close correlation between GDP growth and the social metabolism o...

Announcements • 23.08.2021

OPEN CALL for hosting future international Degrowth Conference(s)

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By: The degrowth.info international editorial team

We invite expressions of interest from parties who wish to organize the next appointment expected in 2022 or 2023. We encourage local organizing committees to consider hybrid formats.

Strategy • 16.08.2021

Taking International Relations into the Degrowth Era

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By: Jack Ainsworth

Unless the future takes a bizarre turn, and humanity is united in one country under the flag of ‘DegrowthTopia’, in which the only ‘enemy’ that remains is the extra-terrestrial, the puzzle of how we relate and interact with those beyond our borders and communities will remain.

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