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Will industrial decarbonisation produce resilient communities?

Smith, Harriet ORCID:, Henwood, Karen ORCID: and Pidgeon, Nicholas ORCID: 2023. Will industrial decarbonisation produce resilient communities? [Project Report]. Cardiff: Cardiff University.

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This report provides an explanation of key research findings from the IDRIC /FLEXIS funded project entitled: Understanding Public Responses to Industrial Decarbonisation in Insecure Times. The research undertook deliberative workshops in South Wales, the second biggest industrial and power carbon emitting region in the UK. The workshops were carried out in 2022 at Port Talbot and Pembroke Dock, sites identified for new technological energy infrastructures. Currently there is growing research attention to communities undergoing re-industrialisation through industrial decarbonization strategies, but a lack of granular understanding of the global and local uncertainties as framed through Ulrich Beck’s World Risk Society thesis. The report is underpinned by conceptual framing that elucidates: • Ulrich Beck’s World Risk Society thesis extended through interpretive risk theories to explore the ramifications of the new normal of risk. • How material fabrications enact with cultural experiences, termed infrastructural ecologies. • Psychosocial logics explicating impacts, resistances, and resilience to change. • Attention to how social, spatial and reparative justices may be achieved. • Empirical data gathered through affective, visual and discursive workshop tasks.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: Cardiff University
Funders: EPSRC
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2023 17:34

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