Research Field: Sustainability, social network research, transformative research
Number of partners: 4
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Funding Body: BMBF
Interdisciplinarity: Urban development, sustainability, planning theory, civic engagement, sociology
Aim of the Project
In the context of transformative research, "KlimaNetze 2.0" aims to institutionalize a self-sustaining platform for social innovation, civic engagement, and cross-cutting networking among urban stakeholders in Bielefeld.
Research Object and Vision
The project KlimaNetze 2.0 explores social innovation as well as socio-technical and socio-ecological transformation processes in the city of Bielefeld.
In the previous project "KlimaNetze" the interaction of urban actors in the field of climate protection has been investigated by means of social network analysis in order to to explore the emergence of social innovations. Two real-world laboratories were initiated to improve local cooperations. The research questions of the following project are the conditions in Bielefeld, which provide nurturing ground for innovative ideas in climate protection and how a cooperation of actors from science, politics, economy and (civil) society can first be organized and then institutionalized, financed and stabilized.
The vision KlimaNetze 2.0 is the institutionalization of a communication platform that connects heterogeneous urban actors in the field of climate protection.
Further information about the project can be found here: www.klimatriebwerk.de
Institutional Partners and Funding
KlimaNetze 2.0 is based on an interdisciplinary research team consisting of:
- STO – Chair of Sociology of Technology and Organization at the RWTH Aachen University
- PT – Chair of Planning Theory and Urban Development at the RWTH Aachen University
- ILS – Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development
- City of Bielefeld
- KlimaPakt Lippe
The project is supported by the BMBF within the framework of the funding program "Sustainable Transformation of Urban Spaces".