• Ökologische Lebensstil-Avantgarden. Eine kurze Analyse sozialökologischer Gemeinschaften und ihres Innovationspotenzials

    Author(s):
    Julio Lambing (see profile)
    Date:
    2014
    Group(s):
    Environmental Humanities, Utopian Studies
    Subject(s):
    Alternative cultures, Commons, Community, Environmentalism, Sustainable development
    Item Type:
    Other
    Tag(s):
    Ecovillages, Grassroot Activism, Intentional Communities, Social Innovations, Sustainable Lifestyle
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/85jn-5v72
    Abstract:
    Subject of the study are intentional communities with a strong emphasis on sustainable development. The study explores ecovillages and other socio-ecological communities in their role as lifestyle avant-gardes and as pioneers of sustainable development. Main interest is both the sustainability and the innovation potential of such communities. Chap. 1 provides a brief overview of the history of the ecovillage movement - not only, but especially the German movement. Chap. 2 uses international research to evaluate whether intentional communities live up to their ecological and social aspirations. In addition, a quantitative analysis of 129 communities situated in the German Sprachraum analyzes age, gender composition, consumption habits, preferred organisational structures and main areas of activity. Chap. 3 gives an overview of important functional properties. Chap. 4 discusses the social appeal, describes limitations of the approach and shows for which population groups a communal way of life is not a suitable lifestyle model. Chap. 5 gives policy recommendations.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
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    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives
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