One of our main objectives in developing case studies is to share and link community innovations. This requires looking at the successful aspects of a community innovation, plan or initiative and also the challenges, barriers or issues communities face in attempting to implement plans or execute projects. We have just released a new visualization that captures these lessons through a meta-analysis of the ‘What Worked’ and ‘What Didn’t Work’ sections of 53 online CRC case studies.
The visualization arranges conceptual information derived through the meta-analysis and displays these concepts in terms of community needs and successes. For example, it shows that relocalization of economies is still a critical need in Canadian communities (also one of our recommendations from our degrowth work). On the other hand, stakeholder engagement appears to be culturally embedded, although we still need a lot of work on equity, inclusivity of difference and collaboration, as well as shared decision making.