Urban Sustainability Project – Jerusalem

Country Israel
City Jerusalem
Name Urban Sustainability Project
Date 2013
Description Urban Sustainability starts out from a now-widely recognized understanding that, despite increased resource efficiency in production processes and the promotion of pro-environmental products, the world is still far from attaining the targets necessary for the protection of planetary ecosystems for future generations.

In this context, “Urban Labs” have been launched to go from theory to practices. They are local pilots aimed at mapping the opportunities and barriers in realizing the sustainable city vision as it was defined in the first part of the project. Through field research and experimentation, the Urban Labs explore the potential for behavioural changes towards a more sustainable lifestyle, by looking at topics of the Sharing Economy, Local Economy, Transportation, Waste Separation, Community, and Design.

At the end of 2014 (the second year of the project), we talked about the fact that the labs came into being in order to examine, on the local/practical scale, the topics and ideas brought up at the theoretical background stage of the project.

The urban Lab in Jerusalem especially works on 1) Implementation of sustainable neighborhoods. 2) Casestudy on the potential for promoting the sharing economy within the Municipality.

Urban Co-Governance Moderate
Enabling State Moderate
Pooling Moderate
Experimentalism Strong
Tech Justice Weak
Project Website https://jerusaleminstitute.org.il/en/projects/urban-sustainability/
References, sources, contact person(s) Institutional website

Interview (Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research, and Jerusalem Municipality)

Contact : info@jerusaleminstitute.org.il


Project Details

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