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Philip Vergragt

SCORAI; Professor Emeritus, Clark University

Philip J Vergragt PhD is a Professor Emeritus of Technology Assessment at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, and currently a Research Professor at Marsh Institute, Clark University, Worcester, MA. He is also a local climate activist in Newton, MA and at the State level in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA. He has co-authored more than 100 scientific publications and five books. His most recent book (April 2021) is Sustainable Lifestyles after Covid 19 https://www.routledge.com/Sustainable-Lifestyles-after-Covid-19/Echegaray-Brachya-Vergragt-Zhang/p/book/9780367754099 His main research interests are visioning and backcasting; sustainable technological and social innovations in transportation, energy, and housing; grassroots innovations; socio-technical transitions; sustainable consumption and production; sustainable cities; and technology assessment of emerging technologies. In the 1990s he was a Board member of the Greening of Industry network. Since 2008 he is a Founding and Executive Board member of SCORAI, the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative. In 2016 he was a co-founder of the KAN SSCP, the Future Earth Knowledge Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production. He co-chairs the working groups on Communication and Consumption (WgCoCo) and SPC in Cities; and is a member of the Political Economy Working Group and the Social Change Working Group. Prof. Vergragt obtained a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, in 1976.