STEPS Summer School 2016

Researchers and practitioners working on sustainability, science and technology studies, and innovation met from 16-27 May 2016 at the Institute of Development Studies in Brighton to learn about each other's work and the STEPS Pathways Approach. Find out more:


  1. Ian Scoones, Director of the STEPS Centre, welcomes everyone to the STEPS Summer School on May 16.
  2. Participants shared their life journeys and told each other's stories, to get to know each other.
  3. "Can we govern the Climate?" asked Professor Harriet Bulkeley during the STEPS Annual lecture on Monday 16 May.
  4. Harriet Bulkeley lecture
    Harriet Bulkeley lecture
  5. Day 2: Professor Adrian Smith, from the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex, talked about the importance of spaces for transformative innovation for sustainability.
  6. Rob Byrne, a lecturer and research fellow at SPRU next spoke about low carbon innovation systems.
  7. What is uncertainty? Andy Stirling, Professor of Science & Technology Policy at SPRU, introduced us to the concept, followed by a pub lunch and a walkshop on May 18. We walked on the South Downs, digested (both food and ideas) and discussed!