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Brown Bag: Village clusters as a local development strategy - initial findings

This BB will report on some of the initial findings from an evaluation study of a campaign initiated by Realdania, DGI and Lokale og Anlægsfonden, where the creation of new village clusters is used as a local development strategy. The evaluation study was based upon surveys and focus group interviews with steering group members, representatives from municipalities and external consultants. While the campaign builds upon the notions of participation and local democracy, initial findings suggest that the implementation of these principles in a real world setting faces numerous obstacles, such as complex power struggles, issues of democratic legitimacy, exceedingly optimistic assumptions about the workload, and the level of citizen involvement.

Time

03.04.2020 kl. 12.00 - 13.00

Description

Village clusters as a local development strategy– initial findings

Speaker:
Research Assistant, Krzysztof Janko, Dept. of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, kaja@create.aau.dk

Abstract:
This BB will report on some of the initial findings from an evaluation study of a campaign initiated by Realdania, DGI and Lokale og Anlægsfonden, where the creation of new village clusters is used as a local development strategy. The evaluation study was based upon surveys and focus group interviews with steering group members, representatives from municipalities and external consultants. While the campaign builds upon the notions of participation and local democracy, initial findings suggest that the implementation of these principles in a real world setting faces numerous obstacles, such as complex power struggles, issues of democratic legitimacy, exceedingly optimistic assumptions about the workload, and the level of citizen involvement.

Place and time:
Rendsburggade 14, Room 5.346, April 3, 12:00-13:00

The seminars are open to everyone with interest in Mobilities and Urban studies.
Pre-registration is not needed. Please bring your own lunch.

Looking forward to see you at the C-MUS Brown Bag Seminars!

Host

C-MUS

Address

AAU, Rendsburggade 14, room 5.346, 9000 Aalborg

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