Eco-Homes: People, Place and Politics by Jenny Pickerill (Zed Books, 2016, ISBN: 9781780325309) Jenny Pickerill is a Professor in Environmental Geography at the University of Sheffield, England. She is particularly interested in inspiring grassroots solutions to environmental problems; in this case, sustainable ecohousing. The book is written in such a way as to appeal to academics and practitioners in the field of eco-housing, as well … Continue reading Review of book ‘Eco-Homes’
Eco-Homes: People, Place and Politics by Jenny Pickerill (Zed Books, 2016, ISBN: 9781780325309) Jenny Pickerill is a professor of environmental geography at the University of Sheffield, and her new book is an all-encompassing text-book-style study of eco-homes. Pickerill describes the book as “unashamedly academic” and “based on years of empirical fieldwork”. However, this is not to say it is dry and dull: overall Pickerill manages to … Continue reading Review of book ‘Eco-Homes’: Home, sweet eco-home, Hallam Girardet enjoys an expert analysis of green housing
Eco-Homes: People, Place and Politics, J. Pickerill. Zed Books, London (2016). ISBN 978-1-78032-530-9 I have been researching the development of low energy homes in the UK for the past two years1 and during my research journey came across a recent book: Eco-Homes: People, Place and Politics, written by Jenny Pickerill, a Professor in Environmental Geography at … Continue reading Review of book ‘Eco-Homes’ by Mari Martiskainen
My book about eco-homes worldwide will be published on 16th January 2016. It is being published by Zed Books (London) and Chicago University Press (USA) as a paperback, so hopefully reasonably affordable. Book blurb: It is widely understood that good, affordable eco-housing needs to be at the heart of any attempt to mitigate or adapt to climate … Continue reading BOOK: Eco-Homes: People, place and politics
I am interested in how ideas about eco-housing travel between places, and particularly between countries. I have developed a spatial processes approach to help us understand how knowledges and practices are innovated, circulated and adapted. This is summarised in Figure 1. Knowledges and practices emerge in spaces of innovation. In eco-housing these pockets of experimentation … Continue reading How do eco-house ideas travel?