CSLS postdoc Kevin Grecksch receives ‘best poster award’ at ESEE 2019 conference

Kevin Grecksch, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the CSLS, received the ‘Best Poster Award’ at the European Society for Ecological Economics Conference in Turku, Finland 

(18-21 June 2019) for his poster “Waterways Walk – Eliciting information from stakeholders by connecting people and places’.

The poster makes a contribution to the discussion on knowledge co-production, especially about how to gather ideas and elicit information from stakeholders in innovative an unusual setting. Hence, the focus is less on the research topic as such but more on the method. We present a water-related walk through Birmingham, UK that stopped at various places and discussed drought and water scarcity issues with participants. Our hypothesis is that people link memories to places and being at the very places conjures up useful information, for example personal memories, in this case about drought and water scarcity.

The European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE) is dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships among ecological, social, and economic systems for the mutual well-being of nature and people. Members share diverse disciplinary backgrounds such as economics, political science, law, ecology and geography.

Link to full size poster: https://tinyurl.com/y6alye6v