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The UCL Institute for Global Prosperity aims to transform how we make decisions, the kinds of evidence and reasoning on which our decisions are based, and the cultural, legal and policy tools we have at our disposal.
Why we need to rethink prosperity
Sustainable prosperity is the major challenge of our
times. Orthodox growth models presume the infinite consumption of finite
planetary resources. We are on an unsustainable trajectory and we do not seem
to know how to get off.
mission at IGP is to reevaluate the way we think about prosperity. Prosperous
communities are socially inclusive, equitable, and sustainable.
world we live in faces many challenges. New
science and technology research offers many potential futures, but if one
had to choose one integrated project to be addressed by a university with all
the disciplinary resources at its disposal, it would surely be that of how we
will sustain human societies on this planet in a way that ensures the
prosperity and wellbeing of all.
problem of sustainable prosperity is not just a set of challenges about how to
manage resources better or develop new technologies, but a much more
fundamental one of values and behaviour change, about how to think and act
quite differently. To do this we will
need to rethink the fundamentals of human and societal prosperity, and the
models and methods we use for this purpose, as well as the role of research and
the purpose of the university more generally.
Image credits: Jan Hoffmann, Lensational; Carolyn Williams, UCL Institute for Global Prosperity
is delighted to announce that its Director, Professor Henrietta L.
Moore, was made Dame Commander of the British Empire in the 2016 New
Year Honours for
services to social sciences. Professor Moore ...
This seminar series brings together scholars from across UCL to develop a research-led, university-wide conversation regarding the on-going conflicts and crises of protection which are arising in the context of intersecting processes of ...
2015 has seen the highest level of global forced migration ever recorded, with over 60 million people worldwide having been displaced internationally or internally by the end of 2015. Millions of people have ...
Taste and appetite in the construction of everyday life and the
public imagination provide the key for understanding how conceptions of
utopia can be rescued from abstraction and be employed to effect real ...
IGP Director, Professor Henrietta Moore, and Senior Research Associate Dr Carolyn Williams, have delivered a two-day workshop in Bangkok to delegates from UN Women. The subject of the workshop, 'Women's Sustainable Prosperity ...
IGP has established a collaboration with the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) to explore what long-term
prosperity means for communities in East London. This project is conceived as
an alternative approach to measuring ...
The Marakwet Research Station is situated in Tot-Sibou
Village in the Kerio Valley, northwest Kenya. The Station has emerged out of
longstanding interdisciplinary research led by Henrietta Moore and Matthew
Davies, and is ...
The Greater London National Park City campaign was launched
by radical geographer Daniel Raven-Ellision in Winter 2014. Daniel’s vision for
Greater London is to promote an appreciation and understanding of the green ...
considers the relationship between changing agricultural production and local knowledge
in the Marakwet region of northwest Kenya, in particular the implications for
food security and natural resource management. IGP is working ...
Mobile Garden City is a temporary moveable community garden
and growing space funded
by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) located on Chobham
Manor within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This research investigates