Research

Overarching questions inspire my research:

  • How can we understand human action across individual, collective and institutional scales?

  • What strategies, such as green jobs, foster interactions among neighbourhood organizations, non-profits, and government bodies and thereby promote sustainable communities?

  • How can catalytic interventions, such as mega-events, be planned to offer “creative solution-making” for existing social problems?

  • How can pedagogy make common cause with progressive social movements by incorporating action theory?

 

My research can be categorized into the following broad topics:

  • Sustainability education

  • Sport mega-events

  • Green economy

 

I employ diverse strategies and tools to study each of these areas, such as indicator-based measurements, multi-stakeholder engagement, cultural models, cross-case analysis, and simulation technology. My research and educational interests are interdisciplinary, participatory, and sensitive to local problems.

Please see below for more information on my current and past research and research-related projects.

How can we understand human action across individual, collective and institutional scales?
What strategies foster interactions among neighbourhood organizations, non-profits, and government bodies and thereby promote sustainable communities?

“Indeed the future has already broken into the present. We each live in many times. The present of one is the past of another, and the future of yet another. We are called to live, knowing and showing that the future exists and that each one of us can call it in, when we are willing, to redress the balance of the past.”

– Ivan Illich, Celebration of awareness (1970)