A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Elements of socially sustainable innovation processes in Finnish urban development

Open Access publication

Publication Details
Authors: Parjanen Satu, Hyypiä Mirva, Martikainen Suvi-Jonna, Hennala Lea
Publisher: Wiley: 24 months
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Sustainable Development
ISSN: 0968-0802
eISSN: 1099-1719
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe201901172385


The purpose of this article is to study socially sustainable innovation
processes in urban development. Which elements can be identified to
support socially sustainable innovation processes in urban development
and how were the elements realized in urban innovation processes in
Finland in 2013 and 2015 are the research questions. According to the
literature review, socially sustainable innovation processes include an
open and interactive development approach, resident and user‐driven
involvement, communication, learning and feedback, and impact
assessment. To track the elements in practice a qualitative approach
using case‐based research was conducted. The results reveal that urban
development processes in Finland could not be considered socially
sustainable because the elements are realized differently. Although many
current processes include resident participation, impact assessment is
lacking. The study also presents a strategy for how to create more
socially sustainable urban innovation processes.

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