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Rodela, Romina, Ph.D.ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0070-6794
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Buijs, A. E., Gulsrud, N. M., Rodela, R., Diduck, A. P., van der Jagt, A. P. N. & Raymond, C. M. (2024). Advancing environmental justice in cities through the Mosaic Governance of nature-based solutions. Cities, 147, Article ID 104799.
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2024 (English)In: Cities, ISSN 0264-2751, E-ISSN 1873-6084, Vol. 147, article id 104799Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Nature-based solutions (NBS) are championed for providing co-benefits to cities and residents, yet their environmental justice impacts are increasingly debated. In this paper, we explore whether and how hybrid governance approaches, such as Mosaic Governance, may contribute to just transformations and sustainable cities through fostering long-term collaborations between local governments, local communities, and grassroots initiatives. Based on case studies in three major European cities, we propose and then exemplify six possible pathways to increase environmental justice: greening the neighborhood, diversifying values and practices, empowering people, bridging across communities, linking to institutions, and scaling of inclusive discourses and practices. Despite the diversity of environmental justice outcomes across cases, our results consistently show that Mosaic Governance particularly contributes to recognition justice through diversifying NBS practices in alignment with community values and aspirations. The results demonstrate the importance of a wider framing of justice in the development of NBS, sensitive to social, cultural, economic and political inequities as well understanding potential pathways to enhance not only environmental justice, but also social justice at large. Especially in marginalised communities, Mosaic Governance holds much potential to advance social justice by enabling empowering, bridging, and linking pathways across diverse communities and NBS practices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2024
Keywords
Active citizenship, Environmental justice, Just transformations, Nature-based solutions, Urban governance, Urban planning, citizenship, governance approach, sustainable development, urban development
National Category
Environmental Sciences Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Environmental Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-53603 (URN)10.1016/j.cities.2024.104799 (DOI)001179653600001 ()2-s2.0-85185176684 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2018-00175
Note

NATURVATION (grant agreement 730243) was funded under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union.

Available from: 2024-02-27 Created: 2024-02-27 Last updated: 2024-03-22Bibliographically approved
Lundmark, S. & Rodela, R. (2024). Futuring as Part to Design Education: Hacking for a Sustainable Campus Environment. Journal of Futures Studies, 28(4), 11-24
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Futuring as Part to Design Education: Hacking for a Sustainable Campus Environment
2024 (English)In: Journal of Futures Studies, ISSN 1027-6084, Vol. 28, no 4, p. 11-24Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article reports on a study where we used a novel method to work with university students at a media technology and design programme to innovate on questions related to futuring in an educational context. Participating students used creative methods, paper crafting and design methods to “hack” the university campus in a post-COVID-19 scenario. This study situates hackathon as a design method that can be used to foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills in the context of current challenges. The students were asked to identify possible challenges in a post-COVID-19 return on campus and consider solutions to these challenges. They were tasked to shape their solutions in the form of a “sustainable artefact” meant to facilitate a smoother, safer, and welcoming return to campus life. In this study we reflect on how they engaged critically with the campus green and built infrastructure and how have they considered changes that would make their return to campus life a positive experience. Through the analysis of students’ assignments, we demonstrate how this method allowed for space in finding one’s own voice, how the design material supported students’ work on future design, and how aspects of future design are helping students finding a way of acting upon current calls to re-work our cities.

Keywords
Hackathons, Futuring, Speculative futures, Sustainable artifacts, Design education
National Category
Design Human Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-54094 (URN)10.6531/JFS.202406\_28(4).0002 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2019-01887
Available from: 2024-06-03 Created: 2024-06-03 Last updated: 2024-06-03Bibliographically approved
Rodela, R. & Dominguez, D. (2023). An Outlook into Activism by Mothers,Fathers, and others for More Sustainable Living Environments. Stockholm
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2023 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Social movements are known to be a driving force of change processes. Scholars long had an interest in how social movements form, develop and fade out, and how such activism is shaping public discourse and policy change at different levels. Also, there has been growing interest in studying what motivates people to engage in activism and what they get activated about. Of special interest is the last wave of mothering activism – understood to be activism undertaken by mothers who mobilise and become active in groups and movements made of other mothers seeking change in the context of environmental equity and climate justice (Sengupta, 2022). Overall, mothering activism emphasizes the interconnectedness of personal and social change, the importance of addressing the needs and experiences of families and communities, and it puts forward care as a fundamental pillar and cornerstone for a better society.The latter is of a special interest to research that seeks to advance understanding of how an ethics of care could inform more contemporary governance models. Thus,we are interested to learn more about how mothering activism might be challenging models and ideas of care,and how it might be contributing at pushing and redefining care in the context of inter- and intra- generational equity. To the best of our knowledge no study of this specific aspect is currently available. With the ambition to fill this gap we undertook an inventory of mothering activism at a global scale. In this report we introduce the database developed in that process and summarise some first trends we observed emerging from that preliminary investigation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2023. p. 8
Keywords
Environment, Environmental changes, Well-being (society), Social movements, Mothering activism, Social change
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52130 (URN)10.5281/zenodo.7885510 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning, 2019-01887
Available from: 2023-08-23 Created: 2023-08-23 Last updated: 2023-08-24Bibliographically approved
Rodela, R. & Stuber, A. B. (2023). An Overview of Youth-led Legal Mobilization Cases in Response to the Environmental Crisis: Stockholm 22 June 2023. Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An Overview of Youth-led Legal Mobilization Cases in Response to the Environmental Crisis: Stockholm 22 June 2023
2023 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Over recent years youth has emerged as an influential voice on the topic of climate change, raising the alarm about climate change-related risks and calling for policy action. Youth have been active and mobilising across squares and streets from where they called upon those in power to act on their duties to protect citizens from environmental harm and to secure a sustainable future. In addition to street protest, youth of different ages, including children, have been turning to courts to sue national governments for non compliance with national and/or international law, or conventions. Youth-led litigation appears to be emerging as a significant tool for promoting the representation and inclusion of young people’s voices in contemporary decision-making processes. In this report, we present the outcomes of a project activity where we sought to map and compile informationon litigation cases. The result of this activity is a descriptive database summarizing the status of youth-led litigation cases as of April 2023. In this document,we provide a summary of that information and highlight a few observed trends, which can serve as a resource for those interested in studying youth-led mobilization and its governance outcomes for a more sustainable future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2023. p. 8
Keywords
Youth-led litigation, Intergenerational Justice, Climate Justice, Legal mobilisation
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Environmental Studies; Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52352 (URN)10.5281/zenodo.8069304 (DOI)
Available from: 2023-09-14 Created: 2023-09-14 Last updated: 2023-09-18Bibliographically approved
Rodela, R. & Dominguez, D. (2023). Exploratory Mapping of Decision Support Tools for Inclusive Spatial Planning in the European Geographical Context. Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploratory Mapping of Decision Support Tools for Inclusive Spatial Planning in the European Geographical Context
2023 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Urbanization is putting a lot of pressure on city planners who need to navigate the many needs that different stakeholder groups have in terms of access to services, infrastructure, and other amenities in urban areas. This, combined with ambitions for more sustainable living environments, often puts planners and practitioners in challenging situations where they need to navigate complex combinations of needs and priorities with limited or little information available for them to use. Given the complexity and the push for evidence-based policymaking, we are witnessing a more or less steady growth of Decision Support Tools and Systems - often referred with the acronym DST and DSS - meant to assist practitioners in planning and designing our cities and living environments. This report serves as a summary of our efforts in inventorying and summarizing currently available Decision Support Tools, providing a valuable resource for those engaged in the dynamic field of urban planning and governance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2023. p. 11
Keywords
Urban Planning, Urban Governance, Sustainability, Decision Support Tool, Decision Support System, Inclusive Urban Planning
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Environmental Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52894 (URN)10.5281/zenodo.10404975 (DOI)
Note

This study has been funded by the 2022 Social Innovation Grant provided by the External Relations Office of Södertörn University.

Available from: 2023-12-19 Created: 2023-12-19 Last updated: 2023-12-20Bibliographically approved
Tucker, C. M., Hribar, M. Š., Urbanc, M., Bogataj, N., Gunya, A., Rodela, R., . . . Piani, L. (2023). Governance of interdependent ecosystem services and common-pool resources. Land use policy, 127, Article ID 106575.
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2023 (English)In: Land use policy, ISSN 0264-8377, E-ISSN 1873-5754, Vol. 127, article id 106575Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Environmental governance is recognized as a key issue in many natural and social sciences. It is highly relevant for ecosystem services and common-pool resources as well. Both fields overlap yet have typically been studied separately. Therefore, this study aimed a) to examine the emerging body of literature that incorporates concepts from both fields of research and considers governance challenges, and b) to identify policy tools and recommendations presented for addressing those challenges. The analysis of thirty-nine selected peer-review papers revealed the multiplicity of interacting governance challenges with three major categories: environmental, socioeconomic, and problems of governance itself. Governance is impeded by institutional mismatches, exclusion of local actors, corruption, and perverse policies. The proposed policy recommendations most often suggest changes in institutional arrangements and increasing scientific understanding. Meeting human needs, and increasing social equity and justice were recognized broadly as integral for improving governance, yet correlations among governance problems and solutions appear elusive. These findings extend theoretical reasoning, while carrying practical implications for policy, governance and environmental stewardship. The analysis implies that policies to improve human conditions will be key for improved environmental governance, but more research is needed to learn which types of policy recommendations prove successful given diverse local contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2023
Keywords
ecosystem service, environmental policy, governance approach, natural resource
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-51123 (URN)10.1016/j.landusepol.2023.106575 (DOI)000965296400001 ()2-s2.0-85147993429 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 3044601
Available from: 2023-03-02 Created: 2023-03-02 Last updated: 2023-05-08Bibliographically approved
Rodela, R. (2023). Inventory of Mothering and Fathering Activism for More Sustainable Living Environments. SND
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inventory of Mothering and Fathering Activism for More Sustainable Living Environments
2023 (English)Data set, Primary data
Alternative title[sv]
Inventering av Mothering and Fathering-aktivism för mer hållbara livsmiljöer
Abstract [en]

This datafile contains information about movements at a global scale, that were identified as being composed mainly by mothers, fathers and others who have close connections with youth and children, on behalf of whom they seek and demand change.

The data summarized in this file is about groups, movements and organizations made up in large extent of mothers who in that role engage in activism and related activities in the public sphere.

Place, publisher, year
SND, 2023
Keywords
Environment, Environmental changes, Well-being (society), Social movements, Mothering activism, Social change
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52242 (URN)10.5878/n0cb-4f19 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2019-01887
Available from: 2023-08-30 Created: 2023-08-30 Last updated: 2023-08-31Bibliographically approved
Lundmark, S., Jonsson, M., Myhre, M., Hjuberger, A. & Rodela, R. (2023). Listening to the Future: using Participatory Sound Fiction to Engage Young People in Urban Design. In: Mindtrek '23: Proceedings of the 26th International Academic Mindtrek Conference: . Paper presented at Mindtrek '23: 26th International Academic Mindtrek Conference, Tampere, Finland, October 3-6, 2023. (pp. 223-232). New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
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2023 (English)In: Mindtrek '23: Proceedings of the 26th International Academic Mindtrek Conference, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2023, p. 223-232Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In spatial planning of urban areas, there is a need for new methods for meaningful inclusion of less represented voices as those of young people. This study focuses on how participatory design, design fiction and sound design can be combined to engage youth in urban planning processes. This is investigated by developing and testing a method called participatory sound fiction. The method was tested with a group of young residents in a suburban area in Sweden. Sound fictions of the suburb in 2170 were created and discussed among the youth participants. The results show that through discussions and speculations about the future, important insights were revealed about the youths’ reality, which can be of value in spatial planning processes as well as in understandings of how the youth experiences their living area. Furthermore, the study found that sound can broaden youths’ perspective on their immediate environment, that participatory sound fiction has the potential to engage youths, and that youths prefer to discuss the present to feel that their voices are being heard.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2023
Keywords
Participatory design, urban design, urban planning, youth, design fiction, sound design
National Category
Human Computer Interaction Media and Communication Technology Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52603 (URN)10.1145/3616961.3616981 (DOI)2-s2.0-85180013082 (Scopus ID)979-8-4007-0874-9 (ISBN)
Conference
Mindtrek '23: 26th International Academic Mindtrek Conference, Tampere, Finland, October 3-6, 2023.
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2019-01887
Available from: 2023-11-03 Created: 2023-11-03 Last updated: 2024-01-03Bibliographically approved
Rodela, R. & Norss, E. (2023). Opening up spatial planning to the participation of children and youth: the Swedish experience. European Planning Studies (2), 252-269
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Opening up spatial planning to the participation of children and youth: the Swedish experience
2023 (English)In: European Planning Studies, ISSN 0965-4313, E-ISSN 1469-5944, no 2, p. 252-269Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article reports on a study examining the pathway to and practices for inclusive participatory planning in Sweden. Recently, the Swedish government has transposed the UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child into national law, making it a requirement for Swedish planners to involve children and youth in participatory spatial planning processes. The challenges planners face when needing to open up planning and engage children and youth in more structured ways, have not been discussed very much just yet. This study uses Sweden-centered empirical literature together with interviews with a selected group of respondents to contribute at that debate.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
Keywords
Spatial planning, participatory processes, youth, Sweden
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-48555 (URN)10.1080/09654313.2022.2041557 (DOI)000760132000001 ()2-s2.0-85125867532 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2019-01887
Available from: 2022-03-11 Created: 2022-03-11 Last updated: 2023-02-23Bibliographically approved
Goina, M., Bresin, R. & Rodela, R. (2023). Our Sound Space (OSS): An Installation for Participatory AND Interactive Exploration of Soundscapes. In: Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conferences: . Paper presented at Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC, Stockholm, June 15-17, 2023. (pp. 255-260). Sound and Music Computing Network
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Our Sound Space (OSS): An Installation for Participatory AND Interactive Exploration of Soundscapes
2023 (English)In: Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conferences, Sound and Music Computing Network , 2023, p. 255-260Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper describes the development of an interactive tool which allows playing different soundscapes by mixing diverse environmental sounds on demand. This tool is titled Our Sound Space (OSS) and has been developed as part of an ongoing project where we test methods and tools for the participation of young people in spatial planning. As such OSS is meant to offer new opportunities to engage youth in talks about planning, placemaking and more sustainable living environments. In this paper, we describe an implementation of OSS that we are using as an interactive soundscape installation sited in a public place daily visited by people from a diversity of entities (e.g. university, a gymnasium, a restaurant, start-ups). The OSS installation is designed to allow simultaneous activation of several prerecorded sounds broadcast through four loudspeakers. The installation is interactive, meaning that it can be activated and operated by anyone via smartphones and is designed to allow interaction among multiple people at the same time and space. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sound and Music Computing Network, 2023
Keywords
Gymnasiums, Environmental sounds, Interactive exploration, Interactive tool, On demands, Sound spaces, Soundscapes, Spatial planning, Test method, Test tools, Young peoples, Installation
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Research subject
Environmental Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52412 (URN)10.5281/zenodo.8399025 (DOI)2-s2.0-85171747211 (Scopus ID)9789152773727 (ISBN)
Conference
Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC, Stockholm, June 15-17, 2023.
Available from: 2023-10-02 Created: 2023-10-02 Last updated: 2024-05-20Bibliographically approved
Projects
Planning with youth: a tool and a framework for an engaging meaningful and forward-looking participation of youngsters in shaping attractive and sustainable living environments [2019-01887_Formas]; Södertörn University; Publications
Lundmark, S. & Rodela, R. (2024). Futuring as Part to Design Education: Hacking for a Sustainable Campus Environment. Journal of Futures Studies, 28(4), 11-24Rodela, R. & Dominguez, D. (2023). An Outlook into Activism by Mothers,Fathers, and others for More Sustainable Living Environments. StockholmRodela, R. & Stuber, A. B. (2023). An Overview of Youth-led Legal Mobilization Cases in Response to the Environmental Crisis: Stockholm 22 June 2023. Huddinge: Södertörns högskolaRodela, R. (2023). Inventory of Mothering and Fathering Activism for More Sustainable Living Environments. SNDLundmark, S., Jonsson, M., Myhre, M., Hjuberger, A. & Rodela, R. (2023). Listening to the Future: using Participatory Sound Fiction to Engage Young People in Urban Design. In: Mindtrek '23: Proceedings of the 26th International Academic Mindtrek Conference: . Paper presented at Mindtrek '23: 26th International Academic Mindtrek Conference, Tampere, Finland, October 3-6, 2023. (pp. 223-232). New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)Rodela, R. & Norss, E. (2023). Opening up spatial planning to the participation of children and youth: the Swedish experience. European Planning Studies (2), 252-269García-Antúnez, O., Maurer, M. L., Gulsrud, N. M., Lundmark, S. & Rodela, R. (2023). The contradictions of youth participation for intergenerational justice in urban environmental planning. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 5Kjellqvist, T., Rodela, R. & Mutvei, A. (2022). Articulating Voices of the Young: How to bring youth into contemporary planning and governance?. In: Dobers, P.; Gawell, M.; Gärde, J.; Silfverskiöld, S. (Ed.), PROCEEDINGS of the 28th Annual Conference, International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) 2022: Sustainable Development and Courage: Culture, Art and Human Rights. Paper presented at 28th Annual Conference, International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS), Stockholm, June 14-17, 2022. (pp. 1160-1169). Stockholm: Södertörns högskolaLundmark, S. & Rodela, R. (2022). Hacking the Campus: Art and creative engagement to design a sustainable environment. In: Book of Abstracts: The 28th Annual Conference, International Sustainable Development Research Society “Sustainable Development and Courage. Culture, Art and Human Rights”: . Paper presented at 28th International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS), Stockholm, June 15-17, 2022.. ISDRS, Article ID 347. Lundmark, S. & Rodela, R. (2022). Position statement: Planning with Youth. In: Proceeding of Sustainability means inclusivity: Engaging citizens in early stage smart city development: 13-14 June, Norrköping, Sweden. Paper presented at Sustainability means inclusivity: Engaging citizens in early stage smart city development, Norrköping, June 13-14, 2022..
Developing and testing a COVID-19 focused Learning Intervention with a focus on crisis, recovery and transformation in communities across disadvantaged urban areas [2020-02844_Formas]; Södertörn University
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