The journey of how lives are being reconstructed using technology in a 'Community in Tension'
Monday, March 16, 2009
Creative Communities for Sustainable Living
We were encouraged to hear that an initiative sponsored by the United Nations have chosen The Reconstructed programme as one of their African cases for Creative Communities for Sustainable Living project. This is a good indication that the work we are doing are being recognised globally.
More about the project below:
CREATIVE COMMUNITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES Research activity supported by the Swedish Tasks Force within the UNEP - UN DESA ten-year framework of programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production.
"Creative Communities for Sustainable Lifestyles" (CCSL) starts from the achievements of the EMUDE(Emerging User Demand on Sustainable Solutions) European research project to enlarge and adapt the notions of creative communities and promising initiatives for new models of sustainable lifestyles at a world-wide scale. Goals are: -to explore and adapt the creative community concept to non-European contexts with a special focus on the emerging urban societies of the South and the far East. -to organise a series of workshops with local NGO in emerging countries in South and East parts of the world to present EMUDE vision and results on creative communities and promising initiatives; -to involve local NGO to revisit local initiatives and experiences through the EMUDE approach and set with them perspective to promote and implement new sustainable lifestyles; -to initiate a network that links the current European EMUDE network with other "antennas" in other regions (in particular local NGO and international organisations); -to collect new examples of promising initiatives from the local NGO experiences.