Social Innovation in Environmental Sustainability

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Title: Social Innovation in Environmental Sustainability
Deliverable 6.4 of the project: “Impact of the Third Sector as Social Innovation” (ITSSOIN), European Commission – 7th Framework Programme
Author: Figueroa, Maria; Greiffenberg, C.; Akinyi, E.; Brink Lund, Anker; Behrendt, Christian; Krlev, Gorgi; Navrátil, Jiří; Placier, Klara; Cavola, F.; Turini, Alex; Cancellieri, G.
Abstract: This document delivers the results of the case study elaborated within the ITSSOIN project investigating impacts of Third Sector as Social innovation within the area of Environmental Sustainability. The stream of innovation identified in the area of Sustainability in Cities is sharing space in cities for bicycle mobility. The report provides empirical indication of the collective impact of civil society, market and state actors upon their City’s innovativeness in sharing space for bicycling. Sharing city space is a widespread stream of innovation in environmental sustainability of significance in most European cities. Promotion of bicycle use and sharing space for bicycle mobility in cities play a strong part in contemporary international policy narratives about sustainable cities. The questions guiding this empirical work are what are the key actors and what is their role advancing this stream of innovation?; What mechanisms in the actors’ interplay contribute to innovativeness in this field? What can be learnt from the different status of this innovation in each of the four considered cities? How do these cities compare in relation to the roles civil society actors play vis a vis state and market? What kind of influence do actors exert in the evolution up to the current status of this stream of innovation? The empirical work compares four pre-selected cities Copenhagen, Brno, Milan and Frankfurt, which represent illustrative cases informing ITSSOIN hypothesis and the theoretical considerations presented in early deliverables.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10398/9450
Date: 2017-01-26
Notes: Deliverable of the FP-7 project: ITSSOIN (613177)

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