Research in Community: Collaborating for a Culture of Sustainability


Ecovillages are a perfect example of efforts to create a “culture of sustainability”. To fully explore their potential, Research in Community (RIC), an inter- and transdisciplinary research network, was created to promote research on and education for so-called “pioneers of change”—in particular, those who integrate ecological, social, and economic sustainability into a communal lifestyle. RIC aims to motivate pioneers pursuing such goals to work more closely with scientists and researchers. At the same time, it hopes to bring this multifaceted and highly relevant research field to the attention of both students and established academics.