Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Faehnle, Maija
Organisation Finnish Environment Institute
Project title Urban and regional planning with the young generation - collective and intergenerational learning encouraging sustainability transformations (URGENT)
Decision No. 324586
Decision date 24.05.2019
Funding period 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2023
Funding 477 215
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Project description
In the URGENT, we study whether and how bringing together urban and regional planning with formal education and education for sustainable development may create innovate and scalable transformative pathways to more sustainable societies. We ask how planning processes - when approached as an opportunity for dialogue between schools and planning institutions - could offer empowering learning opportunities for students, teachers and planners as well as researchers involved in the processes, and how such transformative learning and its outcomes can be measured. The URGENT is based on participatory action research approach. To ensure the quality, usability and scaling of the results, we build and collaborate with the URGENT Hub, a team of regionally or nationally influential actors, and cooperate intensively to theory development and international comparison with our international scientific collaborators.