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Special Issue "Social Innovation in Sustainable Urban Development"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Geography and Sustainability".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 29242
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Special Issue Editor
Interests: sustainable urban development; innovation; revitalization of urban industrial sites; financing urban infrastructure
Special Issue Information
How can a city advance from social invention to social innovation to attain sustainable urban development (SUD)? Many new ideas, initiatives, and showcases for social innovation have been introduced; however, this kind of project-based experimentation is often just part of the ongoing urban politics (or governmentality) and lacks sustainability, with traditional siloed city administrations remaining a central obstacle to SUD. In Mieg and Töpfer (2013), we therefore claimed that cities need greater institutional innovation.
For this Special Issue, we invite contributions on sustainable social innovations related to SUD. We welcome submissions on topics such as: (1) new, successful models of urban governance for city administration and SUD (cf. Angelidou and Psaltoglou, 2017); (2) the role of design for SUD (cf. Manzini, 2014); (3) innovation forms and discourses on social vs. technological innovation (cf. Edwards-Schachter and Wallace, 2017): smart cities, responsible research and innovation (rri), digital commons, etc.; (4) diffusion of social innovation (cf. BEPA, 2010): multi-level governance, rural–urban regional systems, game changers, etc.; (5) the moral dimension of social innovation: Do we need better citizens or better institutions?
Angelidou, M., & Psaltoglou, A, (2017). An empirical investigation of social innovation initiatives for sustainable urban development. Sustainable Cities and Society, 33, 113–125.
BEPA Bureau of European Policy Advisers. (2010). Empowering people, driving change: Social innovation in the European Union. Publications Office of the European Union.
Edwards-Schachter, M., & Wallace, M. L. (2017). ‘Shaken, but not stirred’: Sixty years of defining social innovation. Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 119, 64–79
Manzini, E. (2014). Making things happen: Social innovation and design. Design Issues, 30, 57–66.
Mieg, H. A., & Töpfer, K. (Eds.). (2013). Institutional and social innovation for sustainable urban development. Earthscan.
Prof. Dr. Harald A. Mieg
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- social innovation
- sustainable urban development
- institutional innovation
- urban governance
- city administration
- policy experimentation
- multi-level governance
- rural–urban regional systems
- game changers
- smart cities
- responsible research and innovation (RRI)
- digital commons
- social responsibility