Sustainability as an Ecology of Learning, Thinking and Acting

Using the World Health Organization’s Six P’s as an Action-research Intervention to Create Public Value with Multiple Bottom Lines

Christa Breum Amhøj

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Abstract

This paper elaborate on how sustainabilising entails rethinking about areas that include rationality, organisations, knowledge, leadership and value and about transforming these areas into an ecological way of thinking, learning and acting. We argue that sustainability needs to become a verb, something we do. However, one thing is rethinking areas; another thing is to work it into a craft of research. Therefore, the second section in the paper unfolds a conceptualisation of a specific action-learning project in Danish municipalities, called ‘Sustainable and Healthy Cities through Urban Nature Relations’. This project transforms the theoretically rethinking of sustainability into a craft of research. Informed by the proposed theoretical lens, the action-learning process involves research based on the World Health Organization’s six P’s (people, place, participation, peace, prosperity and planet). The action research can be understood as a process of taking risks, becoming disorientated and moving beyond the comfort zone. However, the six P’s and thereby the cross-professional groups, the place, the participation and the value of the process is all about collective techniques and about care. It aims to create an emerging ecology of practices and of belonging and co-existing lives. It creates a field of actions a ‘milieu’ but without a fixed horizon.

Original languageEnglish
JournalLocal Economy
Volume34
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)439-455
Number of pages17
ISSN0269-0942
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

Keywords

  • Action research
  • Affects
  • Collective techniques
  • Ecology
  • Public value
  • Rethinking public management
  • Sensing
  • Sustainability
  • WHO’s

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