GDI Manchester, February
GDI have a new early career researcher vacancy (deadline of 6th Feb) to work on responses and resilience to future climate extremes in urban areas.
- Maria Rusca and colleagues explore how droughts will exacerbate urban inequalities in Southern Africa.
- Seth Schindler has published a new paper on deindustrialisation and the politics of subordinate growth.
- Focusing on the food courier industry in Italy, Gianluca Iazzolini looks at how migrant platform workers are ‘gaming the system‘ in Antipode.
- A ground breaking new open access paper in Nature Climate Change explores adaptive management of the Nile under climate change uncertainties.
- Diana Mitlin has a new article out in Area Development & Policy entitled “The contribution of reform coalitions to inclusion and equity: lessons from urban social movements“.
- Can diversifying renewable energy sources, and connecting them strategically, mitigate climate change? New evidence from Ghana’s multi-sector resource system suggests it can be done. Designing diversified renewable energy systems to balance multisector performance
- Seth Schindler et al ask “To what extent is degrowth possible, in a middle-income country incorporated in the global economy on unequal terms?” Open Access Paper
- Following from their FutureDams research, a new study by Julien Harou and others has found that using hydropower dams to generate low emission energy can cause problems for other economic sectors such as food production unless smart designs are employed. More info.
- Antonio Savoia writes in The Conversation on Inflation: how financial speculation is making the global food price crisis worse