Lokale Nachhaltigkeitsexperimente als raumwirksame Interventionen: Theoretische Grundlagen und Handlungskonzepte

Timo von Wirth, Meike Levin-Keitel

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Exploratives Erproben nachhaltiger Lösungen findet stets ortsgebunden statt ‐ etwa in einem Stadtquartier. Überraschenderweise wird dieser räumliche Kontext bisher kaum thematisiert. Zeit, die Wechselwirkungen zwischen Nachhaltigkeitsexperimenten und räumlichem Kontext systematisch in einem Modell zu beschreiben.

Conducting local sustainability experiments establishes an explorative approach for gaining action-oriented knowledge about sustainabilityrelated transformation processes. The experiments are situated in specific local contexts, such as within a real-world laboratory, thereby representing an intervention into the socio-spatial fabric that includes diverse interactions. However, it remains unclear as to how the socio-spatial context influences these experimental interventions and how it is simultaneously influenced by the intervention itself. Based on the relational understanding of space, we present an analytical model that describes the dimensions of the socio-spatial interactions of local sustainability experiments and provides guidance for their strategic design and evaluation.
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)98-105
Number of pages8
JournalGAIA-Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2020

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