Based on the thesis that the ecological crisis is rooted in our lifestyle and consumption habits and can not be solved solely through technological solutions, this report examines how it is possible to create behavioral changes, through the involvement of citizens in planning processes. This approach corresponds well with the theory of reflexive ecological modernization, which we choose to operationalize through a list of criteria borrowed from theories of democratic network management and communicative planning to use the former in a local planning context. Based on a case study on the Local Agenda 21 center in Albertslund, Denmark, the thesis analyses different strategies on how to engage people in local environmental action, and concludes that the current working practices of Agenda Center Albertslund, fail to meet the requirements of reflexive ecological modernization. Exemplified by the conference, ”I Love Albertslund”, we argue that citizen participation processes is resource-intensive and difficult to perform. On this basis, we believe that if governments seek to support environmental transformation rooted in local communities, they should comprehend the complexity of the problem and begin to act accordingly.
|Uddannelser||Plan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||10 jun. 2013|
|Vejledere||Majken Toftager Larsen|
- Agenda 21
- Kommunikativ planlægning
- Refleksiv økologisk modernisering