A leading thinker on prosperity Professor Moore challenges traditional economic models of growth arguing that to flourish communities, businesses and governments need to engage with diversity and work within environmental limits. She is the Director of University College London’s Institute for Global Prosperity and the Chair of the London Prosperity Board.
This chapter reviews the current state of play on energy and prosperity in Lebanon. The focus is on opportunities for decentralised renewable energy (RE) to not only address Lebanon’s insufficient energy supply but to incite whole systems change in Lebanon to address the compounding challenges of mass displacement, changing climate and economic crises.Read More
Livelihood analysis and citizen-led understandings of prosperity have useful analytical potential to investigate the impact of policies, infrastructure, institutions, social support and democratic engagement on quality of life, beyond traditional income and economic growth measures.Read More
As we enter a new decade the future is increasingly uncertain. This paper focuses on interpreting existing research on localism and the foundational economy in light of recent discussions concerning Universal Basic Services. We argue that localisation of basic services should form the basis of a new industrial strategy for the 2020’s.Read More
This article argues that a citizen science and participatory planning approach to infrastructure can lead to significant outcomes for improving quality of life, as well as building pathways to shared prosperity in diverse urban environments.Read More
How prosperity is conceptualized and measured is more than an intellectual exercise. This is not simply because indicators and metrics have powerful knowledge and governance effects. Fields of action, and thereby possibilities for change, are limited or enabled by the concepts and language that citizens, policy makers, governments, and academics use to theorize, act on and measure prosperity.Read More
Drawing on ethnographic material from East London, the authors contend that, in super-diverse places, ethnic diversity could become a valuable aspect of community life, while inequalities in social, cultural and symbolic capital become central points of social antagonism to the detriment of prosperity.Read More