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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
Countdown 2030 brings together award-winning young entrepreneurs,
innovative researchers and the Millennial generation for a one-day
debate on the roadmap to 2030: the date by which the UN want to
eradicate poverty worldwide.
The Royal Society for the encouragement
of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, or RSA,’s modern mission is ‘The
Power to Create’. Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, will explain what
this means, why it might ...
Both Eva Hoffman and Jonny Steinberg’s writing is pertinent to
questions we face today around ‘refuge’, ‘asylum’, the movement of
peoples and the hospitality/hostility they confront. Hoffman’s work on
Daniel Crowe, Research Consultant on behalf of UCL’s Institute for Global Prosperity, has recently published an evaluation of the Newham ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Exchange programme.
As part of an interview series curated by the Centre for
the Humanities at Utrecht University, Professor Henrietta Moore speaks
about the significance of interdisciplinary research. She touches on her
solutions-based approach to ...
On 3 June the London Assembly unanimously passed a motion calling for the "Mayor to support the organisation in developing its vision, in particular by setting out how the Greater London Authority and ...
project aims at tackling the high burden of BTB in Ethiopia, both directly and
by addressing its broader consequences. Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) in Africa is
a rapidly growing concern, not just ...
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
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 ...
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 ...