Governance lessons from green niches: the case of eco-housing

Smith, Adrian (2006) Governance lessons from green niches: the case of eco-housing. In: Murphy, Joseph (ed.) Governing technology for sustainability. Taylor & Francis, pp. 41-62. ISBN 9781844073450

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Ideas under the label alternative technology (AT) were an early expression of sustainable technology. AT emerged in the 1970s, advocated by a social movement with a particularly radical approach to technology development; to specific forms of technology; and to the social goals that technology must facilitate (Winner, 1979; Smith, 2004). Housing was an early concern for AT activists, and many of the housing ideas espoused by the movement remain alive amongst green builders today. This chapter is concerned with those green building ideas and activities. They represent a vision for green housing quite different from the homes most of us live in.

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