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SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT ON A MICRO LEVEL Game plan for the local society - being the change

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Coordinator KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Arkitekturskolan KTH
Funding from Vinnova SEK 492 500
Project duration April 2018 - December 2018
Status Completed
Venture 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.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2018-00383

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