Skip to main content

Rural-Urban Outlooks: Unlocking Synergies

Risultati finali

"Stakeholder Dialogue Breakfast #1"

Stakeholder dialogue breakfasts (using the popular and long-running “Breakfast at Sustainability’s” forum) in Brussels, Belgium, to facilitate direct dialogues between project actors and a range of stakeholders.

Thematic Workshops ‘Cross-sectoral interactions and synergies’

Five thematic workshops to share and exchange the findings and experience with cross-sectoral cooperation in the different case study regions. Special attention will be given to the nature of cross-sectoral cooperation (e.g. the actors / organisations / businesses involved, cooperation strategies and arrangements, linkages between rural and urban activities), the impact on socio-economic development (e.g. creation of value added and job growth) and the factors enabling or hindering cross-sectoral cooperation and synergies.

Regional Workshops on ‘Rural-Urban Synergy Webs’

Regional multi-stakeholder workshops to discuss the nature and characteristics of cross sectoral interaction between the different thematic fields and to explore the place-specific potentials and bottlenecks for fostering rural-urban synergies. Sharing lessons from other territorial settings will be an important means for exploring these potentials and bottlenecks. Methodologically these workshops will be largely (though not exclusively) inspired by rural-urban web and socioeconomic network analyses, exploring and analysing both spatial and non-spatial relations. These workshops will be attended by approximately 25 stakeholders (businesses, interest groups, civil society organisations) and representatives of the local/regional authorities.

Expert workshop ’Smart regional growth experiences and rural-urban relations’

Analysis of literature on smart regional growth and on approaches to effective regional governance and integrated policy-making will provide input for an expert workshop on Smart Regional Growth Experiences and Rural-Urban Relations for which 10 experts on these topics will be invited. Based on the literature review and the outcomes of the expert workshop, AU will elaborate an analytical framework for the ROBUST research incorporating inputs from relational spatial theory, smart regional growth theory and literature on effective regional governance and policy-making.

"Practice-based abstract #2"

Eleven practice-based abstracts (one per case study area) in native language summarising the project and case study findings following the EIP-AGRI Common format for interactive innovation projects

In-depth analysis of the connections between rural, peri-urban and urban areas, and the creation of value added and job growth

In-depth exploration of socio-economic variables at micro-spatial scale (neighbourhood) to monitor the evolution of functional linkages around the private sector and employment in the German case study region. Connections between share of commercial estate, level of purchasing power, demographic structure, unemployment rate and other variables can be made visible with the microm database. This will result in a simplified method for the analysis of rural-urban links in the area ‘New businesses and labour markets’ to be applied in WP3 in the case study areas where this theme is prioritised.

Minutes of first General Assembly

Minutes of the first consortium meeting.

Synthesis report ‘Interactions and dependencies between rural, peri-urban and urban areas and contemporary governance approaches’

Synthesizing the international level results of WP2 and the workshop in a discussion paper.

Working paper ’Conceptualisation of rural-urban relations and synergies’

Working paper based on: a) a literature review of the conceptualisation of rural-urban relations in different theoretical perspectives, utilising the linguistic resources of the consortium to engage with relevant literatures in major European languages. b) a review of the deployment of concepts of rural-urban relations in policy and spatial planning practice, through document analysis and selected key informant interviews where appropriate. c) a literature review of relational perspectives on space and place will be carried out with a specific focus on its application to rural-urban relations.

Guide on application of the conceptual framework for practitioners

Based on interviews and/or focus groups with the practitioners from the practice partners a guideline will be developed on how to apply the conceptual framework by and for practitioners

WP2 discussion paper

Discussion paper on the use of night satellite images and novel data processing methods for capturing relevant spatial developments and dependencies

Outreach, Communication & Training Plan

A comprehensive Outreach, Communication, and Dissemination Plan to link all dissemination, exploitation and training tasks and their related products. It defines the phases and key contents of the project’s communication, the target groups addressed, the channels used and the roles each partner plays. It will be reviewed annually and modified as necessary.

"Practice-based abstract #1"

Eleven practice-based abstracts (one per case study area) in native language summarising the project and case study findings following the EIP-AGRI Common format for interactive innovation projects

Working paper ‘Conceptual framework for ROBUST’

Based on literature reviews and the outcomes of the expert workshop, AU will elaborate an analytical framework for the ROBUST research incorporating inputs from relational spatial theory, smart regional growth theory and literature on effective regional governance and policy-making

"ROBUST Newsletter #2"

Annual e-newsletter with ROBUST highlights in English and all national languages.

"ROBUST Newsletter #1"

Annual e-newsletter with ROBUST highlights in English and all national languages.

È in corso la ricerca di dati su OpenAIRE...

Pubblicazioni

Towards a Reflexive Framework for Fostering Co—Learning and Improvement of Transdisciplinary Collaboration

Autori: Marina Knickel, Karlheinz Knickel, Francesca Galli, Damian Maye, Johannes S. C. Wiskerke
Pubblicato in: Sustainability, Issue 11/23, 2019, Page(s) 6602, ISSN 2071-1050
DOI: 10.3390/su11236602

Multi-Local Living – An Opportunity for Rural Health Services in Finland?

Autori: Olli Lehtonen, Toivo Muilu, Hilkka Vihinen
Pubblicato in: European Countryside, Issue 11/2, 2019, Page(s) 257-280, ISSN 1803-8417
DOI: 10.2478/euco-2019-0013

Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic in the Area of Tension between the Economy and Climate Change: A Case Study at Rural and City District Level in Southern Germany

Autori: Abdelmoneim Issa, Rolf Bergs
Pubblicato in: SSRN Electronic Journal, 2020, ISSN 1556-5068
DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3622221