Sustainable Consumption & Social Justice in an Urbanizing World
Northeastern University to host the 4th International SCORAI Conference
June 10-12, 2020  | Boston, USA

This international conference will convene scholars and practitioners to focus on sustainable consumption as it relates to urban issues and social equity.

  • 3 day event in the heart of Boston
  • High-profile keynote speakers
  • Diverse transdisciplinary research presentations
  • Practitioner workshops
  • Local field trips
  • Convenient and affordable on-campus accommodation available
The College of Social Science and Humanities (CSSH) and the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs (SPPUA) at Northeastern University will host the fourth international conference of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative, SCORAI (
What is SCORAI?
SCORAI (Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative), founded in 2008, is an international knowledge network of researchers and practitioners committed to advancing sustainability by focusing on societal patterns of consumption. SCORAI recognizes that technological innovation alone is insufficient to achieve sustainability; social and institutional changes are required to reduce consumption of materials and energy. SCORAI’s mission is to facilitate a transition to a more sustainable society by generating and disseminating knowledge and by supporting policy and grassroots initiatives. 
Previous SCORAI Conferences
  • 1st International SCORAI Conference: Clark University, June 2013
  • 2nd International SCORAI Conference: University of Maine, June 2016
  • 3rd International SCORAI Conference: Copenhagen Business School, June 2018
Why Northeastern?
Northeastern University is uniquely positioned to host this international sustainable consumption conference given its commitment to impactful urban sustainability and resilience research and its global leadership in experiential learning.

City of Boston
is the most European of US cities with a walkable vibrant urban center and public transportation. The area offers great opportunities for outdoor exploration, from Cape Cod beaches to New Hampshire mountains.
SCORAI 2020 Organizing Committee:
Jennie Stephens, Northeastern University, Co-Chair & local organizer
Frances Fahy, National University of Ireland, Galway, Co-Chair
Halina Brown, SCORAI Board
Philip Vergragt, SCORAI Board
Vesela Veleva, UMass Boston
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