In addition to knowledge about societal issues in Groningen,
we also gather knowledge about other extractive industries, such as mining, wind turbines, solar parks, salt mines, and geothermic energy, in Groningen, the Netherlands and around the world. Hereby, we gain insight into the resilience of people to potential hazards and disasters. This allows us to draw lessons from the mistakes made in Groningen. As such, knowledge from Groningen can provide a positive contribution: to help prevent commercial successes, from causing social disasters.
The Knowledge Platform also focuses on opportunities for the future. Our focus is on 4 social themes.
How do we avoid (experiences of) vulnerability and insecurity and stimulate the resilience of residents? What constitutes an ideal living situation, how is it threatened and how can it be restored? Which types of monitoring, prevention, intervention and communication are necessary to help both individuals and communities move forward?
A healthy and liveable environment
Which methods support the development of workable plans that allow us to consider the wishes of citizens, ensure safety regulations, help to identify and maintain cultural heritage, and encourage sustainable living?
Economic and societal vitality
Which means and methods stimulate entrepreneurship and decisiveness of both residents and administrators?
Mutual trust, regulations, and structures
Which methods can achieve constructive cooperation between all stakeholders, from the level of household to the administrative and political level.
* The Kennisplatform Leefbaar en Kansrijk Groningen Groningen was commissioned by the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.
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Jantina Tammeshuis - Sustainable Society
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9712 SK Groningen
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