Transformation Pathways

Transdisciplinary Research on Sustainable Food Systems at Sussex University STEPS Centre

PRESENTING THE toolS

AREA of socio-ecological sustainability transformations

How to design local food systems for the city of Brighton&Hove in Southern England

TOOLS for Knowledge co-production between scientists and practitioners

Transformation labs

Tools for knowledge co-production
Pathways to Sustainability: an overview of the STEPS Centre approach
Abstract

Who  benefits  from  genetically-modified  crops?  Will  there  be  enough  water for people to survive this century? What are the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic? These are just some of the questions that the STEPS Centre – a new global research and policy hub based at the University of Sussex in the UK – is asking. This short document provides an overview of the approach that STEPS is taking as it seeks to grapple with two of the most pressing challenges of contemporary times: linking environmental sustainability with poverty reduc-tion and social justice, and making science and technology work for the poor. Intended for anyone wanting a quick insight into the Centre’s work, it highlights key elements of the Centre’s ‘pathways approach’, how this approach inter-weaves the themes of systems dynamics, governance and designs, and the practical implications for the distinctive styles of interactive, engaged research that the Centre is undertaking.

download

Project website

Transformation pathways

MORE PROJECTS :