PhD defence by Huei-Ling Lai
On 25 February 2021, Huei-Ling Lai will defend her PhD thesis entitled 'Placing Sustainability: Geo-Historical Entanglements of Grassroots Innovations and Place-Making Politics in Taiwan'
In this thesis Huei-Ling Lai points out the neglect of local context by grassroots innovations which are following a general research agenda or universal guideline.
Her thesis proposes a place-centered enabling approach that foregrounds site-specific needs and place-based politics to better capture the nature and transformative potential of grassroots innovations.
Doctoral dissertation supervisor
Dr Mindi Schneider, Wageningen University & Research
Members of the Full Doctoral Committee
Professor Hsing-Sheng Tai, National Dong Hwa University
Professor Clare Hinrichs, Pennsylvania State University
Dr Giuseppe Feola, Utrecht University