About this issue

Ecovillages are arguably seen as "pioneers of change." Yet, thus far, little light has been shed on their potential to effect change beyond their own borders. This issue of RCC Perspectives presents a much needed overview of research on ecovillages, looking at the history and philosophy of utopias and presenting case studies and ongoing research from across the globe. It addresses whether ecovillages can serve as models for a cultural transformation, and shows how researchers and activists could and are collaborating in the quest for utopia, all the while inviting readers to explore what it means to live "the good life."

How to cite: Andreas, Marcus, and Felix Wagner (eds.), "Realizing Utopia: Ecovillage Endeavors and Academic Approaches," RCC Perspectives 2012, no 8. doi.org/10.5282/rcc/5598.