SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT ON A MICRO LEVEL Game plan for the local society - being the change
|KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Arkitekturskolan KTH
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 492 500
|April 2018 - December 2018
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
The aim is to contribute to the creation of rural areas based on inclusion, with opportunities for livelihood and housing. The societal challenge is: How can the local community´s complex challenges be addressed for someone who wants to sustainably develop the local community? How can we achieve a more joined-up approach between local and national actors? The project has established a research- and project group conducted external monitoring of theory and methods used to enhance sustainability field and developed a concept on how to initiate and govern systemic change and innovation.
Expected results and effects
A concept for process governance has been developed that addresses the social/community challenges and the project´s core issues at a systems level. The various parts of process management - organization, collaboration and participation - have as their main objective to support the governance of rural-related development processes. The concept will be further developed during Step 2 with the goal - through test beds - to design a model for process management that enables new approaches and solutions to the social/community challenges, all which have bearing on the UN global goals.
Planned approach and implementation
The project´s implementation phase is focused on establishing a project group with actors who are directly affected by the project´s challenges, and actors who can contribute with expertise. The project has engaged a project constellation whose composition has the ability to respond to various societal/community challenges. Another major challenge is the transfer of lessons learnt into a broader national field of learning and adaptation. The project has specified concepts for a certification system to support sustainable rural development as part of the solution of this problem.