Talk:Community-led initiatives and the Sustainable Development Goals

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Gaia Education and Ecovillage Design Education

We need to clarify if we can do this link. For the past ok but for the present and future not. --Gil Penha-Lopes (talk) 09:35, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

Worth putting any of these sentences in boxes?

"Awareness-raising activities should aim to increase the engagement of citizens and local communities in order to promote their sense of ownership of the Agenda and their participation in the achievement of the SDGs at local level. But awareness-raising is not only about letting citizens know about the existence of the SDGs. It is also about empowering them to participate in the achievement of the SDGs in their daily lives. Municipal and regional governments should be supported to recognise the 2030 Agenda as a framework for action, and set up mechanisms that enable citizen participation and institutional accountability." [1]

SDG general "This path is also pursued by Fare (2011b) who has proposed three multi-dimensional criteria for use in analysing the ability of CCS to boost sustainable development: 1) territorialization of activities (localization of exchange, creation of social links, participation in democratic process); 2) stimulation of the dynamics of exchange (development of access to credit, empowerment, struggle against poverty); and 3) the transformation of practices, lifestyles and social representations (responsible consumption, ecological citizenship, making organizations responsible, valorizing the capacities of every individual, and collective empowerment)." (Fare & Ahmed, 2017)

--Gil Penha-Lopes (talk) 10:06, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

Interesting references

  • (North and Cato, n.d.)
  • (Pike, 2015) - also to inclusion
  • (Bhattacharya, n.d.)
  • (Swaak, 2012)
  • (Thatcher, 2014)
  • (Polk, 2015)
  • Fenton, P., Gustafsson, S., 2017. Moving from high-level words to local action—governance for urban sustainability in municipalities. Curr. Opin. Environ. Sustain. 26–27, 129–133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2017.07.009

(Smith and Seyfang 2013) Smith, Adrian, and Gill Seyfang. 2013. “Introduction: Constructing Grassroots Innovations for Sustainability.” Global Environmental Change 23 (October): 827–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.07.003. --Gil Penha-Lopes (talk) 09:35, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

Are these in Zotero? Do we have full citations for those that currently lack them? --Tom Henfrey (talk) 13:42, 5 November 2018 (UTC)


SDG # template

Global Context European Context

General context about how CLI connect with the SDG. Provide evidence of such claims Provide one or more case studies that illustrate well this connection. Gil Penha-Lopes (talk) 15:03, 6 July 2018 (UTC)


References used in the individual SDGs

Aiken, G.T., 2015. Community number capture. Soundings 81–90. https://doi.org/10.3898/136266215814379655 Axon, S., 2016. ” The Good Life”: Engaging the public with community-based carbon reduction strategies. Environ. Sci. Policy 66, 82–92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2016.08.007 Bamberg, S., Rees, J., Seebauer, S., 2015. Collective climate action: Determinants of participation intention in community-based pro-environmental initiatives. J. Environ. Psychol. 43, 155–165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2015.06.006 Barrineau, K.S., 2011. An Alternative Approach to Food Justice: A Gendered Analysis of Transition Towns in the UK. King’s College London. Bay, U., 2016. Biopolitics, complex systems theory and ecological social work: Conceptualising ways of transitioning to low carbon futures. AOTEAROA N. Z. Soc. WORK 28, 89–99. Berlin, K.A., 2016. Alternative Economies for the Anthropocene: Change, Happiness and Future Scenarios. Ecozon@ 7, 149–164. Bhattacharya, M., n.d. An Investigation of the Transition Movement as a Model for Sustainable Development: “Haddenham in Transition.” Brewer, H., 2016. An architecture of resistance. JAWS J. Arts Writ. Stud. 29–34. https://doi.org/10.1386/jaws.2.1.29_1 Buchanan, A., Bastian, M., 2015. Activating the archive: rethinking the role of traditional archives for local activist projects. Arch. Sci. Bulkeley, H., Castan-Broto, V., Hodson, M. (Eds.), 2011. Cities and Low Carbon Transitions. Routledge, New York and Abingdon. Cardona Shokotko, V., 2017. Building Happy and Resilient Communities in the North of the European Union: A case study on Transition Movement in Sweden and its relationship with the EU. Uppsala University; Université de Strasbourg. Dilley, L.T.M., 2017. Avoiding the political in transition: A micro-analysis of the micro-politics of conflict. J. Rural Stud. 51, 178–188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2017.02.009 Galaz, J.C., Lefebvre, P., Nelson, M., Trefry, A., 2011. Capital Retention in Comparative Context: Transition Towns, Community Currency and Community Bonds, in: Parkins, J.R., Chenard, C. (Eds.), Retaining Financial Capital for Rural Community Development: A Case Study of the Town of Olds, Alberta. University of Alberta, Alberta. Graugaard, J.D., 2012. A tool for building community resilience? A case study of the Lewes Pound. Local Environ. 17, 243–260. https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2012.660908 Greer, R., 2017. A quantitative analysis of the potential of Transition Towns for greenhouse gas reduction in Spain. Leiden University and Delft University of Technology. Guibrunet, L., 2011. A study of the relationship between local authorities and community activists, on local economic projects. University College London. Kagana, S., Hauerwaasb, A., Holzc, V., Wedler, P., 2017. Culture in sustainable urban development: Practices and policies for spaces of possibility and institutional innovations. City Cult. Soc. Karvonen, A., 2018. Community housing retrofit in the UK and the civics of energy consumption, in: Eames, M., Dixon, T., Lannon, S., Hunt, M. (Eds.), Retrofitting Cities for Tomorrow’s World. Wiley & Sons Ltd. Kenis, A., Mathijs, E., 2014. (De)politicising the local: The case of the Transition Towns movement in Flanders (Belgium). J. Rural Stud. 34, 172–183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2014.01.013 Lang, M., 2016. All Around Us – The Pontypool Deep Place Study. Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University. Mortensen, C., n.d. Citizen involvement in climate projects: A critical discourse analysis of texts from three green cities. Newton, J., Franklin, A., Middleton, J., Marsden, T., 2012. (Re-)negotiating access: The politics of researching skills and knowledge for “sustainable communities.” Geoforum. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2011.12.003 North, P., 2010. Alternative currency networks as utopian practice, in: Leonard, L., Barry, J. (Eds.), Global Ecological Politics (Advances in Ecopolitics, Volume 5). Emerald Group, pp. 73–88. North, P., Cato, M.S., n.d. A suitable climate for political action’? A sympathetic review of the politics of transition, in: Pelling, M., Manuel-Navarrete, D., Redclift, M. (Eds.), Climate Change and the Crisis of Capitalism: A Chance to Reclaim Self, Society and Nature. Routledge, London. Pike, J.W., 2015. An examination of how Garstang has used the Transition Town Movement to achieve sustainable development objectives. University of Central Lancashire. Polk, E., 2015. Communicating Global to Local Resiliency: A Case Study of the Transition Movement (Communication, Globalization, and Cultural Identity). Lexington Books. Rees, J.H., Bamberg, S., 2014. Climate protection needs societal change: Determinants of intention to participate in collective climate action. Eur J Soc Psychol n/a. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2032 Smith, A., 2011. Community-led Urban Transitions and resilience: Performing Transition Towns in a city, in: Bulkeley, H., Broto, V.C., Hodson, M., Marvin, S. (Eds.), Cities and Low Carbon Transitions. Routledge, London, pp. 159–177. Smith, J.N., Hopkins, R., Pencheon, D., 2016. Could the Transition movement help solve the NHS’s problems? J. Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw129 Swaak, A., 2012. Assessing the viability of downshifting initiatives in the Netherlands. Utrect University. Taylor, M., 2014. “Being useful” after the Ivory Tower: combining research and activism with the Brixton Pound. Area n/a. https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12117 Thatcher, A.H.S., 2014. Carbon, Climate, Capitalism: Two Applications of the Transition Model. Bryn Mawr College. Growth and Structure of Cities Program. Tornaghi, C., 2014. Critical geography of urban agriculture. Prog. Hum. Geogr. 0309132513512542+. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309132513512542 Tosun, J., Schoenefeld, J.J., 2016. Collective climate action and networked climate governance. Wiley Interdiscip. Rev. Clim. Change. https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.440 Warner, J., 2013. Communities, currencies and credit, in: Social Sciences Directory. pp. 134–144. Wilson, G.A., 2015. Community Resilience and Social Memory. Environ. Values 24, 227–257. https://doi.org/10.3197/096327114X13947900182157

Wolfram, M., Frantzeskaki, N., 2016. Cities and Systemic Change for Sustainability: Prevailing Epistemologies and an Emerging Research Agenda. Sustainability 8, 144+. https://doi.org/10.3390/su8020144

  1. Global Taskforce for Local and Regional Governments, 2017. Roadmap for localizing the SDGs: implementation and monitoring at subnational level.