Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125683
Authors: 
Labaeye, Adrien
Sauer, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
WWWforEurope Working Paper 27
Abstract: 
Area 5 focuses on the regional and local dimensions of the new European path to socio-ecological transition. Its central assumption is that any strategy developed to enhance a socio-ecological transition is unlikely to yield strong results unless the resources of regional and local actors are mobilised and the complex interactions between central policy initiatives and their regional or local implementation are taken into account. In order to better understand how cities and regions initiate processes of change in relation to sustainability, this milestone focuses on networks of cities, regions and their communities around the issue of sustainable development. Indeed, those networks have often been described in the literature as a crucial element in implementing sustainable development at subnational and local levels and across borders. This milestone takes the form of a short review of the relevant literature that introduces an inventory of the various sustainability networks involving cities and regions across Europe mapping them against a set of established criteria. Findings of the inventory's analysis are presented, some new avenues for research and policy-making being suggested.
Subjects: 
Academic research
biophysical constraints
ecological excellence
ecological innovation
entrepreneurship
European governance
gender
good governance
green jobs
holistic and interdisciplinary approach
institutional reforms
labour markets
multi-level governance
research
social capital as growth driver
social innovation
socio-ecological transition
sustainable growth
sustainable cities
sustainable urban transition
JEL: 
B4
O18
O52
O57
R11
R23
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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