Description/achievement of initiative
Societal Innovation enabling Sustainable Development. A modular scaleable platform supporting and connecting a network of ‘smart circular communities’ supporting the technical infrastructure to facilitate efficient community resource management. Supporting resource categories that include transparent food systems, physical asset management, services, people, spaces and more. Promoting the circular economy to enable regenerative communities.
Supporting communities, initiatives and individuals while strengthening local economies, promoting regenerative agriculture, job creation, integration, collaboration, networked learning, open source data and civic engagement.
Enabling access to resources, inspiration, knowledge and technology.
- Restoring reliable relationships
- Creating new economic opportunities
- Reduced waste of resources
- Resolving economic, social and environmental issues.
The intersection of Smart Cities and the Circular Economy
TEST: A pilot project in a peri-urban community (Nesodden, Norway) has been instrumental in formulating the methodologies used to ascertain needs at a local level.
TRAIN: Implementation Methodologies documenting the knowledge, inspiration and initiatives, connected to a Peer to Peer learning network. Developing the collaboration of local communities sharing resources via shared documentation, webinars, and social media while providing access to the collaborative economy and supporting integration to bridge the digital divide.
DEPLOY: A scalable platform with a multi-stakeholder partnership supported by a sustainable business model.
SUPPORT: Supporting concrete practical local action initiatives that create local impact socially, economically and environmetally.
SCALE: Due to the transparent and collaborative nature of the network, global scaleability is possible. The technology supports a low threshold for on-boarding of new communities.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
The goal of the platform is to support capacity building on a granular level by connecting global networks to communities within a country in their native language. Supporting robust local communities who work together to promote sustainable development. Beyond local impact, we provide the digital tools to report the data to both public authorities as well as research institutes to measure the impact socially, economically as well as environmentally. With a long term (2030) vision of providing technological solutions and a global network to help support the Sustainable Development Goals.
A catalogue of online courses is in development to support a self learning network and community using technology based on MITs Open Edx open source platform.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
Norway proof-of-concept pilot platform for Smart Communities: Local portals supported by networked, independent, self-governing non-profit entities to ensure that their unique needs are met, while being supported by a network of sister organisations that agree on fundamental core values to share technology, inspiration and knowledge. With each community that comes on board, our system can provide statistics (both internally, as well as a reporting system for public authorities and researchers) enabling us to measure the impact in local communities on a national and global level. With a long term goal of measuring impact based on platform data compared to product life cycle analysis (LCA) and more.
SmartUse.Global, Open Food Network Scandinavia, Nesoddliv, Locals.Global, myTurn pbc., Circular Oslo,