Innovation and sustainable practice

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by Jenny M Lewis  |  30th December 2019

Based on the Policy & Politics article 'When design meets power: Design thinking, public sector innovation and the politics of policymaking', Jenny M Lewis shows how policymakers need to learn how to incorporate the insights and practices from design thinking into policy.…Read more

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by Geoff Mulgan  |  23rd December 2019

Geoff Mulgan, a pioneer in the field of social innovation, shows how we only see a fraction of the potential social imagination around us.…Read more

The words 'Passion led us here' written on the floor
by Alison Shaw  |  9th December 2019

Alison Shaw, Chief Executive of Bristol University Press, looks at how university presses can make a real difference to scholarship, to the translation of ideas, and to policy, practice and cultural change.…Read more

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by Geoff Mulgan  |  26th November 2019

In his new book, Social Innovation: How Societies Find the Power to Change – out today – Geoff Mulgan shows how social innovation offers a comprehensive view of what can be done to solve the global social challenges we face. This extract highlights the importance of public perceptions of government and how they should be working Read More

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In Social Innovation: How Societies Find Power to Change, out later this month, Geoff Mulgan explains how the phenomena provides answers to the most pressing global, social, economic and sustainability problems. In this extract from the book he describes why society needs both disruptors and cleaners to make social innovation happen. This idea plays out Read More

by Katherine Trebeck and Jeremy Williams  |  8th August 2019

In their ground-breaking book, The Economics of Arrival, Katherine Trebeck and Jeremy Williams argue that, although everyday economics tells us there is no such thing as enough growth, we have, in fact, ‘arrived’. Economic growth has already brought unrivalled prosperity for GDP-rich countries; we have enough. The challenge is now to make ourselves at home Read More

by Anna Davies  |  16th May 2019

Urban Food Sharing : Rules, tools and networks by Anna Davies is available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence on OAPEN. In May 2019, The Guardian reported that a third of adults in the UK regularly eat alone; a figure which rises to almost half of all adults within London. This pattern of eating marks a Read More

by Katherine Trebeck and Jeremy Williams  |  15th January 2019

Katherine Trebeck and Jeremy Williams look at 2019 and whether this will be the year our economy realises it has 'arrived'.…Read more

by Julia Mortimer  |  23rd October 2018

As part of Open Access Week, Julia Mortimer talks about the exciting Open Access content and initiatives at Bristol University Press and Policy Press…Read more

by Robin Hambleton  |  22nd October 2018

Robin Hambleton reports on how Bristol’s innovations in city governance are seen abroad and on how academic analysis can contribute to policy-making.…Read more