Transitions towards sustainable regional development

A comparative study of rural mountain regions in the Global North and South

[2015 – 2016]

Societies around the world are facing several challenges resulting of persistent problems like climate and demographic change, environmental pollution or economic restructuring in the face of globalization. In order to deal with these problems the normative concept of sustainable development has emerged in the last decades. The transdisciplinary project “Transitions towards sustainable regional development” wants to identify processes which lead to more sustainable forms of society. Particularly we focus on transition processes in peripheral rural areas of Northwest-Argentina (Valles Calchaquíes) and Vorarlberg (Großes Walsertal) using the heuristic framework of transition studies. Continue reading “Transitions towards sustainable regional development”

Regionalität und Nachhaltigkeit spielen für Gesellschaft und Unternehmen eine immer wichtigere Rolle. Unsere Idee ist, den aktuellen Stand Nachhaltigkeitsforschung als Beratungsdienstleistung in die Praxis umzusetzen. Wir beraten Unternehmen bei der Optimierung ihres Geschäftsmodells hinsichtlich ökonomischer, ökologischer und sozialer Nachhaltigkeit und ihrer Verantwortung für ihre Region. Continue reading “”

CAST Award 2014: R|V|U in 6th place

On January 28, 2015, the center for academic spin-offs tyrol (CAST) awarded the best ideas of 2014; and our project R|V|U (regional verantwortliches Unternehmen; i.e. regionally responsible company), promoting the idea of Corporate Regional Responsibilty as a new tool to strengthten the ties between companies, regional stakeholders and locals as well as the natural environment, ranked in sixth place! Continue reading “CAST Award 2014: R|V|U in 6th place”