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User-integrated innovations in urban areas for a transition towards sustainability

  • A continuing trend of global urbanization leads to a geographical concentration of population and social activities that causes a regional compression of concomitant resource and energy consumption. This paper argues that a Sustainable Living Lab infrastructure (SusLab) in urban areas facilitates a systematic integration of user's consideration in the design and development of Product-Service Systems (PSS) that enables changes of daily routines in favor of urban wealth development and conservation of ecosystem services. The authors build on the Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Model of the Wuppertal Institute that provides a theoretical framework of sociotechnical rearrangements towards urban sustainability transition.A continuing trend of global urbanization leads to a geographical concentration of population and social activities that causes a regional compression of concomitant resource and energy consumption. This paper argues that a Sustainable Living Lab infrastructure (SusLab) in urban areas facilitates a systematic integration of user's consideration in the design and development of Product-Service Systems (PSS) that enables changes of daily routines in favor of urban wealth development and conservation of ecosystem services. The authors build on the Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Model of the Wuppertal Institute that provides a theoretical framework of sociotechnical rearrangements towards urban sustainability transition. Therefore, a reconfiguration of social practices and PSS in a desired direction according to social, ecological and economic concerns is reconsidered on the micro level in line with efficiency, consistency, and sufficiency strategies. The authors introduce an assessment framework for urban sustainable development and illustrate multifarious concepts of PSS that are aiming to decouple wealth development from resource and energy consumption in urban areas.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Peer-Reviewed Article
Author:Carolin BaedekerORCiDGND, Christa LiedtkeORCiDGND, Markus Kühlert
URN (citable link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bsz:wup4-opus-67588
Year of Publication:2017
Language:English
Source Title (English):Innovative energy and research
Volume:6
Issue:1
Note:
Die Publikationsstrategien der OMICS Group werden öffentlich kontrovers diskutiert (Stichwort: Predatory Journals). Die Geschäftsleitung des Wuppertal Instituts hat daher im Juni 2018 entschieden - auch unabhängig von der bis dahin vom Institut praktizierten Einzelprüfung der Journals - nicht mehr in Zeitschriften der OMICS Group zu veröffentlichen.
Release Date:2017/08/01
Division:Nachhaltiges Produzieren und Konsumieren
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften
Licence:License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung