Here is a repository of links to official documents, relevant projects and scientific references. Please contact us for any suggestions!
1. Official documents
- Charter of European Cities & Towns Towards Sustainability, European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns in Aalborg, Denmark, 1994
- European Sustainable Cities Report, Expert Group on the Urban Environment, European Commission, 1996
- The Habitat Agenda, Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlement, UN Documents, 1996
- Aalborg Commitments and Aalborg +10- Inspiring Futures, 2004
- A Digital agenda for Europe, European Commission, 2010
- Making our cities attractive and sustainable. How the EU contributes to improving the urban environment, European Commission, 2010
- Renewable energy – Investing in energy and resource efficiency, United Nations Environment Programme, 2011
- Basque Declaration – New Pathways for European Cities and Towns to create productive, sustainable and resilient cities for a liveable and inclusive Europe, 2016
- WORLD CITIES REPORT, UNHABITAT / United Nations Human Settlements Programme, 2016
2. Relevant projects and initiatives
3. Scientific references
3a. Urban sustainability
- GLASS, J. J., (1979). Citizen Participation in Planning: The Relationship Between Objectives and Techniques. Journal of the American Planning Association, Volume 45, Issue 2, pages 180-189.
- STREN, R., WHITE, R., WHITNEY, J., (1992). Sustainable cities: urbanization and the environment in international perspective. Boulder, Colorado/Oxford, England, Westview Press. viii, 365 pages.
- BULKELEY, H., BETSILL, M., (2005). Rethinking Sustainable Cities: Multilevel Governance and the ‘Urban’ Politics of Climate Change. Environmental Politics, Volume 14, Issue 1, pages 42-63.
- MIKKELSEN, B., (2005). Methods for Development Work and Research. A New Guide for Practitioners. 2nd edition, SAGE Publications, 384 pages.
- HOWE, J. (2006). The Rise of Crowdsourcing. On wired.com, January 6.
- NIELSEN, J. (2006). The 90-9-1 Rule for Participation Inequality in Social Media and Online Communities. On nngroup.com, October 9.
- LARSSEN, K., et al., (2011). Environmental scenarios and local-global level of community engagement: Environmental justice, jams, institutions and innovation. Futures, Volume 43, Issue 4, pages 413–423.
- VAN POECK, K., GOEMINNE, G., VANDENABEELE, J. (2014). Revisiting the democratic paradox in environmental and sustainability education: sustainability issues as matters of concern. Environmental Education Research.
- WAAS, T., HUGE, J., BLOCK, T., VERBRUGGEN, A., WRIGHT, T., BENITEZ-CAPISTROS, F. (2014). Sustainability Assessment and Indicators: Tools in a Decision-Making Strategy for Sustainable Development. Sustainability, 6, 9, pages 5512-5534.
- DEVOLDER, S., BLOCK, T. (2015). Transition Thinking Incorporated: Towards a New Discussion Framework on Sustainable Urban Projects. Sustainability, 7 (3), pages 3269-3289.
3b. ICT and crowdsourcing for governance
- ALBORSA, J., RAMOSB, J. C., HERVASA, J. L. (2008). New learning network paradigms: Communities of objectives, crowdsourcing, wikis and open source. International Journal of Information Management, Vol. 28, pages 194–202.
- BRABHAM, D. C. (2009). Crowdsourcing the Public Participation Process for Planning Projects. Planning Theory, Vol. 8, Issue 3, pages 242–262.
- CERTOMÀ, C., CORSINI, F., RIZZI, F. (2015). Crowdsourcing urban sustainability. Data, people and technologies in participatory governance, Futures, 74. Slideshow available here.
- CERTOMÀ, C., RIZZI, F., (2015). Smart cities for smart citizens: Enabling urban transitions through crowdsourcing. On Ugec Viewpoints, August 19.
- CERTOMÀ, C., DYER, M., POCATILU, L., RIZZI, F., (eds.), (2017). Citizen Empowerment and Innovation in the Data-Rich City. Springer, XII, 208 pages.
- DYER, M., CORSINI, F., CERTOMÀ, C. (2017). Making urban governance, planning and design a participatory goal. A collaborative urbanism agenda. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Urban Design and Planning, 170 (3).
- KIISKI KATAJA, E., (2017). From the trials of democracy towards future participation. Sitra Memorandum, 58 pages.
- SIMON, J., BASS, T., BOELMAN, V., MULGAN, G., (2017). Digital Democracy: The Tools Transforming Political Engagement. On nesta.org.uk, February 23.
3c. Actor network theory
- WHITE, D. F., WILBERT, C. (2010). Technonatures: Environments, Technologies, Spaces, and Places in the Twenty-first Century. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 282 pages.
- PELLIZZONI, L., (2016). Ontological Politics in a Disposable World: The New Mastery of Nature. Routledge, 268 pages.