New publication on grassroots innovation and sustainability transitions

The paper offers further conceptual development of the role of intermediaries in grassroots niche building. It introduces a multi-level, process-oriented framework which is informed by strategic niche management and social capital theory. The empirical part explores the emergence of community-led housing in England as a grassroots-based housing niche which operates in a context of market dysfunction.

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Richard Lang, Paul Chatterton & David Mullins (2019) Grassroots innovations in community-led housing in England: the role and evolution of intermediaries, International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development.