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Digital social capital: the glue behind diverse circular economies amidst COVID-19 and surveillance capitalism

As COVID-19 challenges us to rethink the systems underpinning the economy, yet circular economy and digital technologies have already been recognized as key enablers of the COVID-19 recovery, digitally-enabled ‘diverse circular economies’ now deserve more attention than ever.  So what are ‘diverse’ circular economies? Check it out in the latest piece written by CRESTING ESR…

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5th CRESTING workshop – hosted virtually by Karl-Franzens University of Graz

This week is the 5th CRESTING workshop, hosted virtually at Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz.  The workshop is the fifth in a series of six workshops that will be delivered as part of the training of 15 ESRs (Early Stage Researchers). Over the course of this week, 15 PhDs-to-be, 13 supervisors, 1 project manager, 14 external keynote speakers,…

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Perceptions and actions towards transdisciplinarity for generating environmental and social justice

CRESTING Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Santiago Perez participated on the AScUS (un)conference, organised by the Sustainable Urban Systems section of the International Society for Industrial Ecology , in partnership with Metabolism of Cities and the IE University in Segovia.  Santiago, in partnership with Mercedes Quesada-Embid, associate professor at the Catawba College (North Carolina, US), directed…

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CRESTING LAUNCHES ETHICAL TRAVEL POLICY FOR PROJECT MEMBERS

Covid-19 has caused widespread disruption to national and international travel patterns.  As restrictions begin to ease, the question arises whether mobility will return in the same form as before.  At the same time, national and international travel represents a significant contribution to European carbon emissions and requires a large behavioural change in travel habits.  Promoting…

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