Community activism and sustainability: a multi-dimensional assessment

Celata, Filippo and Sanna, Venere Stefania (2014) Community activism and sustainability: a multi-dimensional assessment. Working Paper. Dipartimento di Metodi e modelli per l'economia, il territorio e la finanza (MEMOTEF), Roma.

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A growing body of research is exploring the role of community-based initiatives (CBIs) in the promotion of sustainable regional transitions. While existing research and policies acknowledge the relevant contribution of community activism in providing a soft, self-governed and bottom-up path towards sustainability, much of this work has a clear normative intent, it is based on individual case studies and rarely provides a systematic assessment of their actual effects. This paper is an attempt to fill this gap by providing an extensive review of the literature about the social, economic, political and technological impacts of CBIs, in order to define a set of indicators for the monitoring and evaluation of these initiatives. For each of the above mentioned four dimensions, a set of key variables will be proposed for assessing CBIs in a variety of domains: from food production (e.g. community gardens), to food distribution (e.g. solidarity purchasing groups), from recycling, to cohousing, bike/car-sharing, community energy.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: Fa parte di Working paper n. 137, Dicembre 2014, ISSN: 1568-4555
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community-based initiatives, grassroots activism, sustainability, social innovation, monitoring and evaluation, impact assessment
Subjects: 300 Scienze sociali > 303 Processi sociali
300 Scienze sociali > 360 Problemi e servizi sociali; associazioni > 361 Problemi sociali e assistenza sociale in generale (Classificare qui le opere interdisciplinari su pianificazione e sviluppo socio-economico, su programmi e servizi comprendenti vari rami delle scienze sociali, su problemi e servizi sociali)
Depositing User: Mr Filippo Celata
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2015 13:46
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2015 13:46

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