Degrowth scholar Anitra Nelson talking on Food, Housing, and Neighbourhood Self-Sufficiency | Webinar Recording

This webinar was sponsored by Degrowth Greens and shared by Our Climate Declaration.

This webinar was held on 8 February 2023 at 7.30pm

Anitra Nelson is an activist scholar affiliated with the University of Melbourne's Informal Urbanism Research Hub (InfUr-). Active in the emerging Australian degrowth network, she is the author of Small is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet (2018), co-author of Exploring Degrowth: A Critical Guide (2020), and co-editor of both Housing for Degrowth: Principles, Models, Challenges and Opportunities (2018) and Food for Degrowth: Perspectives and Practices (2021). For more, see

Housing for degrowth foregrounds the qualitative aspects of living degrowth. Living in ecologically sustainable ways with light ecological footprints thrives through 'convivial' living and by sharing spaces, goods, infrastructure and caring responsibilities. Self-building, cohousing, and ecovillages generally face building and planning policy barriers, and financial challenges. Yet connected neighbourhoods directly satisfying basic needs, especially in food, seems the way to go to achieve more equitable and sustainable futures.