Dr Noel Cass

Senior Research Associate

Research Overview

I am currently researching how energy demand is locked in through office building design processes, having recently worked on everyday transport and disruptions to it, using social practice theory. Previously I have researched mobility/transport and climate change policy, (particularly wind, marine and small hydro) renewable energy technologies, nuclear waste disposal policy, fuel poverty, energy and the built environment, carbon capture and storage, especially with reference to public (deliberative) participation in policy-making with experience in conducting and analysing public engagement processes. My theoretical interests and background include STS, SSK, Cultural Theory, organisational theory, deliberative democracy, Transition Management (MLP) and the spatial and mobile 'turns' in social science research. I focus on qualitative research methods.

How market standards affect building design: the case of low energy design in commercial offices
Faulconbridge, J.R., Cass, N.F., Connaghton, J. 15/01/2018 In: Environment and Planning A. 24 p.
Journal article

Energy-related standards and UK speculative office development
Cass, N.F. 14/07/2017 In: Building Research and Information. 21 p.
Journal article

Satisfying everyday mobility
Cass, N., Faulconbridge, J. 03/2017 In: Mobilities. 12, 1, p. 97-115. 19 p.
Journal article

Commuting practices: new insights into modal shift from theories of social practice
Cass, N., Faulconbridge, J. 01/2016 In: Transport Policy. 45, p. 1-14. 14 p.
Journal article

Ethnographies of mobilities and disruption
Cass, N.F., Doughty, K., Faulconbridge, J., Murray, L. 13/03/2015 Researchgate. 54 p.
Other report

Imagined publics and engagement around renewable energy technologies in the UK
Barnett, J., Burningham, K., Walker, G., Cass, N. 01/2012 In: Public Understanding of Science. 21, 1, p. 36-50. 15 p.
Journal article

Symmetries, expectations, dynamics and contexts: a framework for understanding public engagement with renewable energy projects
Walker, G., Devine Wright, P., Barnett, J., Burningham, K., Cass, N., Devine-Wright, H., Speller, G., Barton, J., Evans, B., Heath, Y., Infield, D., Parks, J., Theobald, K. 2011 In: Renewable energy and the public. London : Earthscan p. 2-14. 13 p. ISBN: 978-1-84407-863-9.

Public roles and socio-technical configurations: diversity in renewable energy deployment in the UK and its implications
Cass, N., Walker, G. 3/11/2010 In: Renewable energy and the public. London : Earthscan ISBN: 9781844078639.

Renewable energy and sociotechnical change: imagined subjectivities of 'the public' and their implications
Walker, G., Cass, N., Burningham, K., Barnett, J. 04/2010 In: Environment and Planning A. 42, 4, p. 931-947. 17 p.
Journal article

Good Neighbours, Public Relations and Bribes: The Politics and Perceptions of Community Benefit Provision in Renewable Energy Development in the UK
Cass, N., Walker, G., Devine-Wright, P. 2010 In: Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning. 12, 3, p. 255-275. 21 p.
Journal article

Emotion and rationality: the characterisation and evaluation of opposition to renewable energy projects
Cass, N., Walker, G. 07/2009 In: Emotion, Space and Society. 2, 1, p. 62-69. 8 p.
Journal article

Carbon reduction, 'the public' and renewable energy: engaging with socio-technical configurations.
Walker, G., Cass, N. 1/12/2007 In: Area. 39, 4, p. 458-469. 12 p.
Journal article

Participatory-deliberative engagement: a literature review
Cass, N. 1/08/2006
Working paper

Social exclusion, mobility and access.
Cass, N., Shove, E., Urry, J. 29/07/2005 In: The Sociological Review. 53, 3, p. 539-555. 17 p.
Journal article

Transport infrastructures: a social-spatial-temporal model.
Cass, N., Shove, E., Urry, J. 2004 In: Sustainable consumption : the implications of changing infrastructures of provision. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 113-129. 17 p. ISBN: 9781843763307.

Changing infrastructures, measuring socio-spatial inclusion/exclusion: final report to the Department for Transport
Cass, N., Shove, E., Urry, J. 1/04/2003 Lancaster University. 124 p.
Commissioned report

Local authority responses to climate change: a discursive and cultural analysis
Cass, N. 2003 Lancaster University. 313 p.
Doctoral Thesis