Winds of Change: A Neo-Design Approach to the Regeneration of Regions
Organization & Environment, Forthcoming
20 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2019
Date Written: July 25, 2019
Among scholars, policymakers, and practitioners, there is considerable interest in the dynamics associated with regions, including their emergence, decline, and regeneration. Such interest is well justified given the role that regions play in contributing to social wellbeing at a variety of scales — from individuals to communities and even nation-states. In this paper, we examine the processes that unfolded during the regeneration of a region in Denmark that was known for its competence in manufacturing equipment and is now known as a world leader in wind turbines. We highlight three mechanisms that led to the regeneration of this region: repurposing, experimentation and collective learning. Based on these findings, we propose a neo-design approach to the regeneration of regions.
Keywords: Regions, Regeneration, Design, Sustainability, Renewable Energy
JEL Classification: D92, M13, R11, R58, O32, O33, O38, Q28
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