The second issue of our In Context Newsletter will touch upon the role citizen groups have in the governance of urban green areas. In this issue we report on current activities and collaborations strengthened abound work that seeks to understand the role of civil society, and citizen groups, in the governance of urban green which emerges as a topic of interest after the analysis of the Taranto case.
Sustainability, as a normative objective, is located within contemporary governance approaches where a range of different actors are seen to have an active role as for instance are Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGOs). ENGOs are segments of the civil society pursuing specific objectives in the context of environmental protection which can take many forms, from loosely organized groups made of volunteers to highly professionalised organizations able to move nationally and internationally and shake established power nodes.
The first issue of our In Context Newsletter will touch upon the role ENGOs have in relation to environmental decision-making. To this end we have interviewed Ms. Johanna Sandahl the spokesperson from the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation Sweden and have provided a snap-shot of selected research conducted at Södertörn University.
Get ready for the first edition!