Professor Kate Raworth gives SCI Annual Lecture

The founder of the Doughnut Economics Action Lab spoke about how to live within planetary boundaries by painting a more inclusive and prosperous future.

Professor Kate Raworth gives SCI Annual Lecture

We were honoured to welcome renegade economist Professor Kate Raworth, founder of the Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL), on Tuesday, 6th December. Kate gave a thought-provoking, entertaining and hopeful lecture about how to live within the doughnut and illustrated a framework and case studies on how to get there.

The turnout was fantastic - 200 attendees from academia, NGOs, civic organisations and the local community joined us to listen to Kate talk us through how our neighbourhoods, cities, regions and countries can become a home to a thriving community while respecting the wellbeing of people and nature worldwide.

Throughout the panel discussion and audience Q&A Professor Raworth zoned in on issues that were of particular interest of UoM academics or local community groups and provided her thoughts and guidance on how to ‘bring the doughnut to your neighbourhood’.

You can now watch the full recording of Kate Raworth’s lecture below and on YouTube to learn more about the background of the doughnut economics principle and how it has been applied in practice.

We would like to thank our collaborators Sustainable Futures and the Manchester Urban Institute as well as our panellists Dr Helen Holmes, Prof Julie Froud and Prof Stefan Bouzarovski. A big thank you also to our volunteers and support staff who made this event happen.