ARTS (Accelerating and Rescaling Transitions to Sustainability)

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ARTS was a research project to understand how transition initiatives can accelerate sustainability transitions in the five European city-regions of Brighton, Budapest, Dresden, Genk, and Stockholm.

General introduction

Accelerating and Rescaling Transitions to Sustainability (ARTS) project contributed to the ongoing academic debates by unpacking the dynamics of governance for transitions to sustainability. It was a three-year-long research project (2013-2016) funded by the European Commission through the FP7 programme. The research in the ARTS project responds to two societal challenges: First, it supports governance in city-regions by revealing how transition initiatives source, mobilize and instrumentalise resources to realize and scale sustainable solutions. Second, it contributes to the understanding of transformative and societal governance processes that play out in making European city-regions more sustainable and socially inclusive through the scaling of transition initiatives. It created a multitude of dialogue spaces for knowledge sharing and knowledge co-production including scientists, communities and local governments.

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