Database of governance interventions

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In many places across Europe, people experiment with local governance arrangements that are favorable to justice and sustainability. Based on real word experiments (mostly within EU-funded projects), we developed 11 rich descriptions that capture the crucial variables enabling this intervention to successfully emerge. Covering a large variety of sectors i.e. mobility, energy, food or housing as well as governance modes i.e. government-led, hybrid or citizen-led, these 11 rich descriptions inform about sustainable and just governance arrangements. They have furthermore been translated into brief governance scenarios that aim to be inspirational.

Detailed descriptions of governance interventions, sorted according to their contribution to governance ambitions

The broad topic of urban governance arrangements for sustainability and justice can be disaggregated into more specific ambitions. Often discussed are the following:

A) Policy Integration

B) Bridging Institutional Logics

C) Engaging Inhabitants

D) Alternative Metrics

We have discussed how these ambitions are tentatively realized in promising experiments at a Community Conversation on June 23rd, 2020. Documentation of the event is available on the UrbanA blog.

When clicking on one of the ambitions A) - D) above, you will find a list of the detailed descriptions of illustrating governance interventions.

Which further ambitions do you consider crucial on the way towards governance for sustainability AND justice in cities? And what other examples do you know where these ambitions have been guiding the setting up of arrangements for justice oriented sustainability governance?

Please share your suggestions with us, e.g. via email to Philipp Spaeth. Please also contribue to the development of further case studies and governance scenarios on this wiki and join the UrbanA Community of Practice.

Detailed governance interventions, sorted according to governance modes

Some governance arrangements for sustainability and justice in cities are initiated by local governments, while others are initiated by social movements or even enterprises. We present here some governance intervention that are driven primarily by governmental actors, civil society or hybrid arrangements:

A) Government led

B) Civil society driven

C) Hybrid arrangements

When clicking on one of the modes A) - C) above, you will find a list of the detailed descriptions that are best illustrating these governance modes.

And what other examples do you know where these ambitions have been guiding the setting up of arrangements for justice oriented sustainability governance?

Please share your suggestions with us, e.g. via email to Philipp Spaeth.

Detailed governance interventions, sorted according to sectors

Governance arrangements for sustainability and justice in cities differ from sector to sector due to the specific nature of services provided in these sectors. We describe in detail some governance arrangements that have been developed in the following sectors:

A) Mobility

B) Housing

C) Food

D) Energy

E) Urban development/regeneration

F) Biodiversity protection

When clicking on one of the sectors A) - F) above, you will find a list of detailed descriptions of governance interventions developed mainly within this sector.

And what other examples of justice oriented sustainability governance in these sectors do you know?

Please share your suggestions with us, e.g. via email to Philipp Spaeth.

Full list of detailed governance interventions

  1. Anti-gentrification resistances case
  2. Foodsharing case
  3. Community Land Trust case
  4. Barcelona Superblocks case
  5. Peri-Urban Collserola Natural Park case
  6. Vauban neighborhood case
  7. Stravos Niarchos Fundation Cultural Center Case
  8. Brixton Energy case
  9. Augustenborg
  10. Burger Energie Berlin case
  11. Resilience Lab case

Template for developing further descriptions