'Sustainable City' is a vision for solving economic, social and ecological problems of cities and searching for what desirable future of cities should look like. Sustainable city is a city which pursues development within its own carrying capacity, tries to establish and maintain equitable relationship between city dwellers, and strives to keep up the sustainability of its economic activities, thus enabling the continuity of healthy and livable cities both for present and future generations.
This study explores innovation strategies for sustainable cities, which inevitably differ from industrial innovation strategies focused on enhancing industrial competitiveness and which are also distinguishable from science policies promoting the development of scientific knowledge. The key purpose of innovation strategies for sustainable cities is to find a set of creative solutions for problems of cities, leading them to concentrate on solving social problems and challenges of cities through technological innovations, instead of focusing on the stimulation of technological development itself or industrial resiliency.
Innovation strategies for sustainable cities allow and promote public participation, thus making use of citizens' everyday experience and local knowledge both in understanding the reality of social problems and finding solutions for these problems through technological innovations. In short, to solve social problems, ordinary citizens as users, who are exposed to these problems in their everyday life, are allowed to participate in the process of searching for solutions.
In addition, innovation strategies for sustainable cities strongly emphasize the need for system transition, fully understanding that incremental improvements and additions to the current system will never be up to the task of successfully solving social problems of cities. In this perspective, various policies and efforts to solve city problems are intended and understood as experiments undertaken in the context of system transition.
Under the above theoretical background, this study reviews relevant case studies both on Korea and abroad and discusses their achievements and implications. Based on this, it proposes a set of public participatory innovation strategies for sustainable cities.
- 창조도시의 혁신정책(Civil participatory innovation strategies for sustainable city)
- 송위진; 성지은; 이은경; 박미영
창조도시의 혁신정책(Civil participatory innovation strategies for sustainable city)
지속가능한 도시를 위한 시민참여형 혁신전략
서울 : 과학기술정책연구원
|Series Title; No||정책연구 / 2013-12|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Territorial Development < National Land Development|