Social Innovation: An Instrument to Achieve the Sustainable Development of Communities
Social innovation: is the “reconfiguring of social practices, in response to societal challenges, which seeks to enhance outcomes on societal well-being and necessarily includes the engagement of civil society actors” (Polman et al. 2017).
Sustainable communities: The definition of community endorsed by EPA for CBEP efforts includes places that are associated with an environmental issue(s). The community may be organized around a neighborhood, a town, a city, or a region (such as a watershed, valley, or coastal area). It may be defined by either natural geographic or political boundaries. The key factor is that the people involved have a common interest in protecting an identifiable, shared environment and quality of life (USEPA 1999).
Community development: is a process designed to create conditions of economic and social progress for the whole community with its active participation and fullest possible reliance upon the community’s initiative (UN 1955). “Community...
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