Victoria Pellicer-Sifres

Victoria Pellicer-Sifres
Universitat Politècnica de València | UPV · Institute for the Management and Innovation of Knowledge (INGENIO)

MSc Development Cooperation, MSc Development Policies and Processes, Degree Industrial Engineering

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It is widely recognised that energy poverty can have serious and detrimental impacts upon multiple aspects of people’s well-being and life quality. This paper seeks to provide a multi-dimensional and theoretically-attuned account of the relations between energy poverty and well-being, through the use of the Capabilities Approach and specifically Nu...
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Measuring Fuel Poverty is a requirement for the correct sizing and the better understanding of the problem. Valencia's city council (Spain) commissioned a study based on primary data, i.e. direct interviews to the inhabitants. The survey reached 595 valid answers and gave an accurate quantification of fuel poverty in the city. For a more complete a...
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En la actual crisis urbana, el nuevo municipalismo reclama la reconstrucción de comunes urbanos para avanzar en el derecho a la ciudad. Señala al respecto la importancia de los movimientos sociales y de la acción pública municipal para generar procesos de innovación social “desde abajo”. Sin embargo, no se ha explorado suficientemente la literatura...
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https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ciej20/33/2 The eight articles of this issue – regardless of the diversity of cases studied, theories used, and findings gained – are held together by a shared story. All of the papers start from the assumption that research should identify and challenge hegemonic structures, power relations, and depoliticization pr...
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There is growing interest in the potential of grassroots innovations for the transition towards more just and sustainable societies. Nevertheless, there is lack of clear normative discussion regarding these processes. The paper strives to propose and test a framework that enables an analysis of how and in which sense specific grassroots innovation...
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Energy transition is attracting increasing attention in academic, activist and policy debate. Although there is a recognition of the urgency of achieving a more sustainable model, and a small body of scholars contend the need for a systemic transition, very little research has specifically been conducted on the changes and proposals promoted by gra...
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This paper seeks to contribute to a better understanding of fuel poverty, and to include the vision of people who are suffering the problem. To do this, using the capability approach and a qualitative fieldwork, we propose a conceptual framework to rethink and redefine the phenomenon, in order to: i) link the problem with social justice and with vu...
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Hay muchas maneras de entender y practicar la innovación social. En este artículo queremos abordar una perspectiva concreta: la innovación social colectiva (isc ) que busca explícitamente la transformación de los regímenes sociotécnicos. A partir del análisis de dos experiencias que tienen lugar en Valencia (grupos de consumo y una cooperativa ener...
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Grassroots innovations for sustainability are attracting increasing attention in academic, activist and policy debate. Although there is a recognition of their transformative potential, very little research has specifically been conducted on how transformative perspectives, strategies and actions emerge. This paper explores the role of learning in...
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Desde el Máster Universitario de Cooperación al Desarrollo de la UPV se impulsó en el barrio de Benicalap una acción de innovación educativa para conectar la universidad con su entorno social. La metodología utilizada fue la del “Aprendizaje en acción”, el cual se define como un proceso de aprendizaje que es aplicable a situaciones donde los y las...
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This article aims to analyze an innovative teaching and learning experience carried out by the “Development Cooperation Master’s Degree” taught at the Politechnical University of València (UPV), Spain. During two weeks, the students of the Master carried out an Action Learning process in the neighborhood of Benicalap (Valencia), with the aim to exp...
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There are many ways to understand and practice social innovation. In this article we touch upon a specific perspective: grassroots innovations (gI) which explicitly seek the transformation of socio-technical regimes. From the analysis of two experiences that took place in the city of Valencia (consumer groups and an energy cooperative), we characte...
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Los problemas de desarrollo se asimilan a la pobreza. Pues bien, el problema de acceso garantizado a la energía para poder sostener una vida digna está muy presente en las sociedades avanzadas, constituyendo, seguramente, uno de los escenarios de denuncia del funcionamiento del sistema económico capitalista. Victoria Pellicer, investigadora de INGE...
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This paper explores the contribution the capability approach (CA) and grassroots innovation (GI) literature makes to a better understanding of the complexity, richness and specificity of bottom-up processes of social innovation (SI), and their specific contribution to social transformation. Using a purely qualitative methodology, the paper addresse...
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This chapter analyses the experience of the Development Cooperation Master’s Degree at the Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain), as an example of a socially just pedagogy taught within a managerialist university system in a depoliticised context of development. From a historical and systemic standpoint, and supported by the analysis of docum...
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Resumen: En los últimos cuatro años la pobreza energética se ha visibilizado como una realidad que actualmente afecta a más del 11% de la población española y sobre la cual se están empezando a tomar las primeras medidas. Sin embargo, no ha habido en España una amplia reflexión sobre la conceptualización del fenómeno y su adaptación a nuestro conte...
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This chapter aims to contribute to the reflection on the optimal way to encourage stakeholder engagement for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Higher Institutions (HI). Firstly, we reflect on the role that higher education should play in the global transformation towards sustainable futures. Our goal is to contribute to a more critica...
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La comunicación explora en qué medida los espacios universitarios externos a las aulas pueden contribuir a desarrollar una práctica crítica en el ámbito del desarrollo. El objeto de estudio se enmarca dentro del programa docente del Máster en Cooperación al Desarrollo de la Universitat Politècnica de València. A lo largo de la investigación se cons...
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La presente investigación explora en qué medida los espacios universitarios externos a las aulas pueden contribuir a desarrollar una práctica crítica en el ámbito del desarrollo. El objeto de estudio se enmarca dentro del programa docente del Máster en Cooperación al Desarrollo de la Universitat Politècnica de València, el cual cuenta con actividad...
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The Master’s degree in Development Cooperation of the Universitat Politècnica de València started in the year 2011–2012 with a specialization in Project Management and Development Processes which capitalized the experience gained in the four previous editions of the master in Development Policies and Processes. Since its inception, the Master has b...
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La presente investigación busca identificar una práctica de voluntariado crítica con un proceso de construcción de ciudadanía global. Para ello, se basa en el estudio del Plan de Formación de Voluntariado (PFV) de la ONGD InteRed, en la delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana (IR-CV). Se analiza en primer lugar si dicho plan puede considerarse una pr...
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Fuel Poverty (FP) is commonly understood as the inability to afford the most basic levels of energy for adequate heating, cooking, lighting and use of appliances in the home. But, should this concept be limited to a lack of resources? What are the implications of being energy poor in terms of justice or freedom? What options that people value are b...
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Fuel Poverty (FP) is increasing throughout Spain. This growth has been caused not only by the general economic crisis, but also by the current national energy model. Examples of this include: the domination of the energy market by an oligopoly; the complexity and limited competitiveness of energy regulations; the restriction of renewable energies a...
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Este trabajo presenta una reflexión de la situación del fenómeno de la Pobreza Energética (PE) en España, analizada desde el enfoque del Desarrollo Humano (DH). En primer lugar se presenta el fenómeno, su evolución desde que nació en Reino Unido hace más de veinte años, y su reciente aparición en nuestro país. A continuación, se justifica la pertin...
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El Almanario is an innovative methodology for development project planning and management through which community based organizations (CBO) elaborate, apply for and carry out their owns projects. It was first designed at 2004 by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Guatemala to manage the Small Grants Program (SGP) of the Global Environ...

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