The inclusion of new generations in the development of sustainable communities. A psychological perspective on the outline of interventions

Author/s Giulia Rossi
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2016/2
Language Italian Pages 14 P. 65-78 File size 559 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSC2016-002007
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Hempel (1999) defines a sustainable community as «a community in which economic vitality, ecological integrity, civic democracy, and social well-being are linked in complementary fashion, thereby fostering a high quality of life and a strong sense of reciprocal obligation among its members» (p. 184). The definition emphasizes the complementarity of two main aspects in the development of sustainable communities: civic and environmental. The aim of this paper is to integrate the two research branches focusing on civic and pro environmental engagement, in order to identify which processes lead to people’s action coherently with the concept of sustainability. Results give rise to implications for projects, whose aim is new generations’ engagement in the development of sustainable communities.

Keywords: Adolescence, development, community, sustainability, participation, engagement

Jel codes: I31, I38, Z13

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Giulia Rossi, L’inclusione delle nuove generazioni nello sviluppo di comunità sostenibili. Una prospettiva psicologica nel delineare progetti di intervento in "PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’" 2/2016, pp 65-78, DOI: 10.3280/PSC2016-002007