This project aimed to challenge the common-sense that assumes that it is ‘bad news’ when the economy doesn’t grow and to anatomise what it is about the structure of our economic system that means growth must always be prioritised. We wanted to set out an attractive, attainable vision of what one country would look like, once we deliberately gave up growth-mania – and show to get there. This project looked at finding ways of communicating this to people that make sense, and that motivate change.
Life After Capitalism answers the question: what should be society’s focus if we shake off our obsession with GDP growth? It draws on Jackson’s recent role as director of the inter-disciplinary Centre for the Understanding Sustainable Prosperity and plucks ideas from many disciplines
At this IDS lunchtime seminar, Jonathan Essex, Tom Lines and Ray Cunningham outlined Green House's 'Post-Growth Project'
Jonathan Essex and Ray Cunningham disuses Green House's Post-Growth project at this event at the University of Sussex
Panel discussion and public debate on the Post Growth Project: the Regional Dimension took place at Aston University
This report challenges the conventional policy wisdom of ‘just build more homes.’ It argues that the most significant cause of the affordability problem is not shortage of supply but a high level of inequality combined with a dysfunctional financial system.
This event was held for the book launch of 'The Post-Growth Project: How the End of Economic Growth Could Bring a Fairer and Happier Society' published in 2014.
This book challenges the assumption that it is bad news when the economy doesn’t grow.
This event launched Green House's Andrew Dobson's report 'The Politics of Post-Growth',
How should we describe the post-growth economy? Where is the term or frame that we are looking for? That was the central appointed task of this report.
There is a false consensus around austerity, which prevents investment into supporting a sustainable economy. This report proposes establishing a Citizen's Audit to explore debt, its consequences and alternatives to repayment.
A post-growth world is inevitable. More technically, there is no evidence for the possibility of the absolute decoupling of economic growth and environmental degradation. The question is: will the post-growth world be unplanned or planned, catastrophic or benign?
This report is about how ‘building’ a post-growth future cannot take for granted building in the literal sense: building comes at a huge ecological cost and tends to drive up consumption in all other areas.