Public Participation in Developing a Common Framework for the Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation

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  • Is it a matter of scale?

    Is it a matter of scale?
    18.08.2016 | Sarah Van Eynde | Views: 1060

    Is it a matter of scale? Is it a matter of scaling up sustainable innovations in order to transform societal systems of production and consumption into sustainable ones? And if so, how can sustainable innovations increase scale? In the transition management literature, a difference is...

  • How do Technological and Social Innovations Merge

    How do Technological and Social Innovations Merge
    08.08.2016 | Jakub Betkowski | Views: 983

    In the CASI project at first we intended to divide sustainable innovation (SI) cases in technological and social types. But is it possible to treat technological and social types of sustainable innovation as separate analytical silo’s?  Let’s take the example of BIOMASSER...

  • A Green Food Community

    A Green Food Community
    01.08.2016 | Lea Amby Ottosen | Views: 1046

    A small look into the food-loving community ‘Københavns Fødevare Fællesskab’ (Copenhagen Food Community). Since 2008, local and organically grown vegetables have been the focal point of the joint volunteer project Copenhagen Food Community. The idea of a...

  • Hand-built and human-powered amusement park hidden in Italian forest: a sustainable alternative to traditional amusement parks

    Hand-built and human-powered amusement park hidden in Italian forest: a sustainable alternative to traditional amusement parks
    28.06.2016 | Alba Avarello | Views: 4936

    It all began on 15th June 1969 with two jugs of wine, a bag of sausages and a grill. Two men walked by and asked: “What is this?”. Bruno replied: “It’s a restaurant”, and Ai Pioppi was born. Located in Nervesa della Battaglia in the north east of Italy, the family...

  • Join me for a ride?

    Join me for a ride?
    23.06.2016 | Kaisa Matschoss | Views: 1100

    At the beginning of the summer, our minds turn to holidays and summer activities. In Finland, a culture of open-air dance in pavilions is a typical characteristics of the short but intensive nightless night, when the sun does not go down. Especially in the 50ies and 60ies, Finland witnessed a...

  • Helsinki city bikes - long-term success or not?

    Helsinki city bikes - long-term success or not?
    23.06.2016 | Petteri Repo | Views: 1317

    City bikes are breaking all records in Helsinki! The targets for the new city bike system were reached already before summer even really began. There are now more than 10.000 registered users and only few minor problems have been encountered. Each city bike is used on average 6.9 times per...

  • Envisioning the Future: The Added Value Of Public Participation in Sustainability Policy and Innovation

    Envisioning the Future: The Added Value Of Public Participation in Sustainability Policy and Innovation
    31.05.2016 | Konstantin Ivanov | Views: 1184

    It has often been said that recognising the social context of sustainable development is key to developing targeted policy action. Yet inputs to sustainability science have mainly come from conservation science, environmental science, climate science, and economics. At the heart of this approach...

  • Sustainable Development

    Sustainable Development
    27.05.2016 | Lindsey Martin | Views: 1402

    The Commission describes sustainable development as “meeting the needs of present generations without jeopardizing the ability of futures generations to meet their own needs – in other words, a better quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come.”  ...

  • Food waste – It’s Our Duty To Reduce It

    Food waste – It’s Our Duty To Reduce It
    27.05.2016 | Boris Borchev | Views: 1054

    Whether cooking at home or eating out, we generate a lot of food waste. The impact of food waste is not just financial. The production, processing, storage, and transportation of food that finally goes to waste also consumes valuable water and energy resources. Food and Agriculture Organization...

  • The Future of the Glass Bottles – Refilling or Recycling

    The Future of the Glass Bottles – Refilling or Recycling
    26.04.2016 | Boris Borchev | Views: 7914

    A few days ago, while sorting a pile of glass bottles at home for recycling and for returning, the following question arose in my mind: Why it is so complicated? Some of the bottles were reusable and supposed to be returned to the retailer in order to refund the container deposit. It’s not that...

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