Skip navigation
User training | Reference and search service

Library catalog

Content aggregators
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Title: Innovative and transition potential of intentional sustainable communities: Towards an exploratory conceptual model
Authors: Nogueira, Carla
Pinto, Hugo
Marques, João Filipe
Keywords: Ecovillages
Intentional sustainable communities
Transition studies
Social innovation
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2019
Abstract: The number of ecovillages – intentional sustainable communities – is showing signs of growth all over the world. These self-organized groups can be seen as agents of change that may contribute to the transition to a more sustainable environmental, social, economic and political paradigm. This article seeks to reflect on the ‘transitional potential’ of intentional sustainable communities as mechanisms that foster the development of social innovation practices. It is an exploratory study that debates the articulation between an empirical phenomenon, the existence of this type of communities, and a theoretical perspective, the study of transitions. This study is based on a systematic literature review to identify relevant analytical dimensions and suggests a conceptual model that provides comprehension of the phenomenon of intentional sustainable communities as a mechanism for social innovation and transformative change.
Peer reviewed: yes
DOI: 10.15847/citiescommunitiesterritories.dec2019.039.art07
ISSN: 2182-3030
Appears in Collections:DINÂMIA'CET-RI - Artigo em revista científica internacional com arbitragem científica

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
13. NOGUEIRA et al_Innovative and transition potencial_VF.pdf377.42 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

FacebookTwitterDeliciousLinkedInDiggGoogle BookmarksMySpace
Formato BibTex MendeleyEndnote Currículo DeGóis 

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.