5.6 Urban Collective Living Arrangements: Golden Key to Sustainable Communities?

Project info

Project consists of following studies
Description
Aim of the project: In light of increasing single-person households, patchwork families and loneliness, citizens turn towards alternative living arrangements for social support and wellbeing. The proposed research investigates the potential of Urban Collective Living Arrangements (UCLAs) – living communities emphasizing sharing and a common group identity – to create sustainable communities. We investigate the mechanisms behind the internal viability and external impact of UCLAs on their environment.
Doctoral dissertations
Project start
01/12/2017
End date
30/11/2021
Behavioral theory
  • Goals
  • Identities
Researchers
PhD
Rijks Universiteit Groningen
Supervisor
Rijks Universiteit Groningen
Supervisor
Rijks Universiteit Groningen
Supervisor
Rijks Universiteit Groningen
Subjects
  • Public Policy
  • Social dilemma
  • Sociology
Audience
  • Policy advisors
  • Psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Sociology
Work package
  • Inclusion
Sustainability threat
  • Spillovers
Challenge
  • Connecting communities
Theoretical background
Research design
The main research site is a large and diverse living community in the Netherlands. In order to unravel the complex interplay of social mechanisms and their outcomes, ethnographic and case study techniques are applied in a longitudinal research design. Critical incidents or trouble cases form the core of ethnographic data collection.
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