SEARCH FOR TRANSFORMATIVE ACTIONS - 114

"Emprender para Incluir II” (Startups/entrepreneurs for social inclusion)
Organisation : Fundación Cepaim Acción Integral con Migrantes , Spain

Emprender para Incluir II” (Startups for social inclusion) is an educational project that aims to develop and implement business projects carried out by young people, aged 16 and older, in formal educational centers of Social Economy. The main objective is to foster the Entrepreneurial Culture and the Social Economy among the participants through experiential workshops based on methodologies in which participants learn by doing. This project has been developed in different territories of the Region Murcia (Spain). It should be noted that this project is in line with Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations, specifically SDG 4, “Quality Education

Agendas addressed
Social inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
Adaptation to climate change according to ecosystems and territories
Organisation : Colegio de , Mexico

Geophysical study of the entities and population components, family production as eco-biological analysis to improve the quality of life in all aspects of the regions, in order to eliminate the technical gap and create a more egalitarian world, in reveal the relationship between the observable spatial visualizations of the patterns underlying these geographical territorial distributions, and human behavior, among other scientific research studies on the regions.

Agendas addressed
BiodiversityGreenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air quality
Climate changeSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Encourage climate-neutral initiatives and neighbourhoods by means of a subsidy
City/Region : City of Mechelen , Belgium

Are you tired of the bad news about climate change and do you want to do something positive for the climate together? Then this is your chance. Since 2012 we want to become climate neutral by 2030. Now we go a step further and give all inhabitants the opportunity to help build a climate-neutral Mechelen by providing support of up to 5000 euros. 
A workshop, Samentuinen, a shared chicken run, energy evenings, cooperative heat networks, collective renovation, cycling, electric driving. These are just a few of the possible projects that you can undertake with your neighbourhood or association. 

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityBiodiversity
Greenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceHousingSocial inclusion and integration
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
STUDY ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, LAMINATION AND WATER TREATMENT
City/Region : LEGAZPI , Spain

The main goal of the project is to study the existing possibilities in Legazpi to implement Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUD) systems.

The increase runoff coefficient caused by surface waterproofing and lower concentration times has forced us to address how the natural functions of soil in the water cycle can be restored.

Agendas addressed
Water resources and air qualityClimate change
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Showcasing urban farming using modern cultivation techniques in a public space in Heidelberg
Organisation : Aponix vertical barrel, Heidelberg , Germany

Showcasing soil-less urban farming as an initiator of local food production and distribution combining permaculture activities (will be done by NaBu Germany on the same spot) and modern soilless cultivation methods through citizen engagement/co-creation establishing a local food-network/food hub. The idea is to show technical innovation in an urban hands-on social context and educate citizens about material flows (circular economy principles) and the impact of local food with regard to freshness and varieties (=quality and nutrition) and the difference with regard to the established value chains (mainly through supermarkets) in terms of resource footprint.

Agendas addressed
Public space
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
8 Ways Your Roof Can Help Tackle Air Pollution
City/Region : AGARTALA , India

Birds, butterflies and various insects perish as their natural habitat dwindles rapidly. Rooftop plantation will bring back such natural beauty which is no longer seen in the polluted cities of the world.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate change
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
The Westerkwartier’s regional development Co-operative
Organisation : Gebiedscoöperatie Westerkwartier , Netherlands

Through the formulation of a regional development agenda, regional change has started. A change that strengthens the economic, ecological and social possibilities of our region and increases it’s resilience. A change that opens doors for a multi-perspective approach. An approach in which citizens, local companies, local government, the educational system and local research institutes work together towards new innovative solutions for local problems. An approach that leads inevitably to intersectoral, and thus innovative, solutions, while forming new intersectoral relationships, a change in responsibilities, the creation of new business (and business models).

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityBiodiversityClimate change
Public spaceHousingSocial inclusion and integration
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
Nightingale project: social mentoring in Tarragona
Organisation : Tarragona - Quilòmetre Zero , Spain

The Nightingale Mentoring concept was born in 1997 in Malmö to facilitate meetings between university students and school children.  Taken from the bird that sings so beautifully when it feels safe, the name  also links to Malmö, the town of Hjalmar Gullberg, the writer for whom the nightingale provided such great inspiration. In Tarragona since 2014 we replicated the project and we have successfully developed it locally. Now, we have 30 couples of university students accompanying migrant or socially vulnerable children.

Agendas addressed
Social inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
UPCYCLING FOR ENVIRONMENT AND URBAN BIODIVERSITY CARE
Organisation : LlobreGats , Spain

Reuse discarded materials by local administrations, companies or individuals at local green points to pollute less and take care of urban biodiversity.

Agendas addressed
Biodiversity
Pathways followed
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
Green Living Concept
Organisation : Green Roof Association Serbia , Serbia

The biggest challenge that we faced was the lack of a system to lead the city towards a solution. Therefore, we decided to make an independent system in residential buildings that is called: Green Living Concept. Our guiding principle, is to bring people and nature closer together.

Agendas addressed
BiodiversityClimate changeHousing
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
x

Contact

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
European Secretariat

Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg
Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 761 – 368 92 0
Fax: +49 (0) 761 – 368 92 19

E-mail: info@sustainablecities.eu
Website: www.sustainablecities.eu

x

Legal Notice / Impressum

x

Data Protection Policy / Datenschutzerklärung