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The circular economy post-COVID-19

The ESR Anna Walker has written her first blogpost in the Cresting blogpost series, all to be published on the platform medium. In her post, she talks about how her colleagues Erik Roos Lindgreen and Katelin Opferkuch and herself conducted interviews with front-running circular companies. The interviews were based on a survey they had sent…

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CRESTING researchers develop the first typology of circularity discourses

Martin Calisto Friant (Utrecht University), Walter Vermeulen (Utrecht University) and Roberta Salomone (University of Messina) have examined the long history of circularity ideas and debates from the early 20th century to nowadays in order to develop the first 2×2 typology of circularity discourses to date.  Their paper thereby maps and classifies circularity ideas from the…

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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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CRESTING Researcher presents his latest research on Circular Economy and Society at the Online Degrowth Symposium

On the 15th of May 2020, CRESTING ESR (Early Stage Researcher) Martin Calisto Friant presented his latest research at the Second Utrecht Degrowth Symposium: From Circular Economy to Circular Society.  Martin co-organized the online event with other members of Ontgroei (the Dutch Degrowth Platform) and obtained funding from Utrecht University’s Circular Economy and Society Hub. …

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CRESTING researcher participated in an online event hosted by Extinction Rebellion to discuss what a future without economic growth could look like

CRESTING ESR (Early Stage Researcher) Martin Calisto Friant, member of the Dutch degrowth network (Ontgroie), presented his views and latest research in an online panel discussion entitled “Towards a Degrowth Society” and hosted by Extinction Rebellion Netherlands. The panel brought together four academics from Ontgroie with activists from Extinction Rebellion to discuss the meaning and…

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Cresting’s 4th Workshop at the University of Technology of Troyes (UTT), France

The fourth CRESTING Workshop, in a series of six, was hosted by the University of Technology of Troyes  (UTT), France from the 2nd to the 8th of  February 2020. It was organised by Supervisors Sabrina Dermine-Brullot and Tatiana Reyes and  Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) Estephania Delgadillo and Santiago Perez. This workshop was the second workshop…

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