Social Innovations in the Urban Context

by Taco Brandsen, Sandro Cattacin, Adalbert Evers, Annette Zimmer

DescriptionDetailsHashtagsReport an issue

Book Description

This book addresses the practice of social innovation, which is currently very much in the public eye. New ideas and approaches are needed to tackle the severe and wicked problems with which contemporary societies are struggling. Especially in times of economic crisis, social innovation is regarded as one of the crucial elements needed to move forward. Our knowledge of its dynamics has significantly progressed, thanks to an abundance of studies on social innovation both general and sector-specific. However, despite the valuable research conducted over the past years, the systematic analysis of social innovation is still contested and incomplete.

The questions asked in the book are the following:
1. What is the nature of social innovations?
2. What patterns can be identified in social innovations emerging at thelocal level?
3. How is the emergence and spread of social innovations related to urbangovernance? More precisely, which conditions and arrangements facilitateand hinders social innovation?

We explore these questions using different types of data and methods, and studying different contexts. In particular, we focus on innovations that aim at solving problems of the young unemployed, single parents and migrants. The analysis is based on original research carried out in the period 2010-2014 in the framework of the European project WILCO.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC). You can download Social Innovations in the Urban Context ebook for free in PDF format (3.1 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2016
Pages
309
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319215501
ISBN10
3319215507
ISBN13 Digital
9783319215518
ISBN10 Digital
3319215515
PDF Size
3.1 MB
License
CC BY-NC

Related Books

Ethnicity, Race and Inequality in the UK
Ethnicity and Race in the UK examines the state of racial inequality in a wide range of areas in post-Brexit Britain, including employment, health care, education, criminal justice, housing, and representation in the arts and media. Written to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the UK Race Relations Act of 1968 as well as the founding of the...
Innovation Capacity and the City
This free book represents one of the key milestones of DESIGNSCAPES, an H2020 CSA (Coordination and Support Action) research project funded by the European Commission under the Call "User-driven innovation: value creation through design-enabled innovation". The book demonstrates that adopting design allows us to embed innovation within th...
Urban Planning Against Poverty
This free book revisits the theoretical foundations of urban planning and the application of these concepts and methods in the context of Southern countries by examining several case studies from different regions of the world. For instance, the case of Koudougou, a medium-sized city in one of the poorest countries in the world, Burkina Faso, with ...
Building the Inclusive City
"A landmark study showing how empirical work, through the methodology of the social sciences, can come into contact with political philosophy and disability studies so as to make a meaningful contribution to policy. Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda's work will be read for decades, as a foundation for future research on the application of the capabil...
Social Psychology in Action
This timely and applied textbook brings together leading scientists to illustrate how key theories and concepts in social psychology help to predict and explain behavior, and can be successfully applied to benefit social and practical problems. It focuses on robust theories and models known for their successful applications and covers a diverse ran...
Knowledge and Action
This volume explores interdependencies between knowledge, action, and space from different interdisciplinary perspectives. Some of the contributors discuss knowledge as a social construct based on collective action, while others look at knowledge as an individual capacity for action. The chapters contain theoretical frameworks as well as experiment...