Bert has a background in climate justice activism, having been involved  with the UK’s climate camp and associated international mobilizations. In 2011 he helped found Plan C, a UK based organisation concerned with  finding new theories and practices for radical-left political organising. He works at the University of Sheffield as a researcher into participatory urban governance. He’s particularly interested in citizen platforms, municipal politics and the role of urban networks as tools in building strong movements for post-capitalism.