WORKSHOP • "TERRITORIAL TRANSITION AND SUSTAINABLE WELL-BEING"

WORKSHOP • "TERRITORIAL TRANSITION AND SUSTAINABLE WELL-BEING"

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Le 2 septembre se déroulera en Salle des Actes à l'IUGA et le 3 septembre en salle CERDA à l'AURG

Programme prévisionnel en fichier attaché.

 

The occurrence of crises of different natures (ecological, democratic, social and economic) characterize the current period. To cope with these crises, and with the challenges of an unprecedented complexity associated with them, many fields of research seek to design another development. Reflections on well-being, social and environmental sustainability, territorial resilience, socioecological transition, without completely overlapping, intersect to analyze the territorial transformations and anticipate those to come. In the wake of these reflections on sustainability and well-being, multiple experiences of building indicators have been developed.

 

These indicators are constructed at a variety of scales: international (as the OECD Better life index or the Social Progress Index), national (as the Gross National Happiness in Bhutan) and local (Quality of Life survey in New Zealand, Regional sustainable indicators in the Grenoble metropolitan area, etc.). They are based on different concepts (well-being, sustainability, social progress, etc.) and different
methodologies (survey, participatory approach, etc.). In relation to what, these indicators are an alternative? These experiences are conceived as an alternative to a narrow conception of wealth or well-being, focused on classic economic indicators
such as GDP. These indicators are also designed to fill the lack of statistics in social and environmental fields. Finally, they are often thought of as instruments accompanying the transformation of the logics of rationalization of actors and territorial transformations.

 

However, in most of these experiments, the question of the transition from observation to action remains unresolved. To treat such a question supposes to define the current territorial dynamics and transitions and develop new analysis framework and new conceptual approaches and to think the coherence between the alternative indicators and the actions in favor of socioecological transition. How can these indicators be part of the transformation of territorial dynamics? What are these dynamics today? What roles can the indicators play in accompanying the socioecological transition? So many questions that will be covered by the discussions and which require an interdisciplinary (economy, geography, urbanism, sociology, etc.), interprofessionals (researchers, professionals of public policies, associations, etc.) and inter-territories views (New Zealand, United Kingdom, France, Spain).



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Magali Talandier
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