Degrowth ‘from below’? The role of urban social movements in a post-capitalist transition

B Gleeson, S Alexander

University of Melbourne | Published : 2019


The purpose of this research article is not to review the existing degrowth literatures in any depth but to extend and deepen the understanding of degrowth by examining the concept and the movement from a perspective that has received less attention – namely, transition theory. While addressing questions of transition and transformation, our further point of departure is to look at degrowth through the lens of urban studies – and conversely, to look at urbanity through the lens of degrowth.