Resources are key to achieve results. But resources are usually plenty, and we have to develop our look to be able to perceive the richness of resources available to us in our environment. To help you develop these lenses, we are proposing you to fill the resource wheel below, to help you visualize the resources that are present in your context.
"personal" resource wheel will serve you later, when you will be able to compare your wheel with the resource wheel from the practices suggested to you.
|Social value||Political value||Financial value||Built value||Natural value||Cultural value||Human value|
Welcome to our interactive Good Practice Guide generator!
From now on we are going to call you “Change Maker”, since you are interested to join others on the path of RURALIZATION and contribute to creating a new rural environment in Europe. Following the steps on this site you will have to provide us with some information about you and your context: what is your current situation and interest, where you are located or planning to start a new life project and also what type of resources are available to you in this context.
Please beware: all these elements are not a survey, we will not document any of this information and none of the information is mathematical or statistically correct or incorrect. Please use your good judgement to decide which option to take. The information will only be used to select the most appropriate practices we suggest you to look at, as well as to illustrate your personalized guide with meaningful case studies from context similar to yours.
Now, let’s talk less and act more! Go ahead and follow the steps that many other pioneers have walked and get inspired to co-create your new rural environment!
Hi, my name is Tamara, as you can see from my look and tools I'm from "La Gomera" a rural isolated island. In this page you will get access to case studies and good practices depending on your specific case. Please continue to find out the main character.
What's up? I'm Omar, the urban representation. I'm from "La Habana" (best city in the multiverse). We have made this guide following best practices for both new and existing farmers. Now I invite you to select your profile to display content according to your case.
The levels are subjective, there is not a mathematical model. You should select the level of resource available based on your perception: none, a little, some, abundant, unlimited.
Capital levels for the wheel (5 levels):
|Type of capital||Core aspects|
|Natural capital||All renewable and non-renewable resources e.g. land, water, soil, forests, farm livestock, marine life, flora and fauna. Other capitals can degrade or enhance it.|
|Cultural capital||Attitudes and norms that influence outlooks and values and then influencing actions. Values and norms can also feed into the shape of regulations. Also includes more tangible and intangible culture such as traditions and language. Can be shared by people and across places, but also can differ among people and across places.|
|Human capital||Human potential e.g. talent, skills, knowledge, self-esteem, abilities, health and well-being. Can be developed informally or through formal education. Also wider services and feed into it such as health services.|
|Social capital||Capital embedded within organisations, wider social networks and wider informal connections. Relationships that enable working together towards shared goals. Trust is also an important part of social capital, which can take the form of closer (bonding social capital) or loose ties (bridging social capital).|
|Political capital||Empowerment and ability to influence change. Could translate into changes to policy and regulations or pressure to enforce exiting governance instruments. Ability to influence may be determined by the nature of governance e.g. bottom-up initiatives, multi-level governance.|
|Financial capital||Economic capital or financial resources possessed or accessible to for example enterprise, community organisations or wider rural population e.g. income, access to credit, tax incentives, grants. A mobile capital that is more straightforward to exchange and measure than other capital forms.|
|Built capital||Range of human-made fixed assets such as infrastructure and buildings. Also ownership can come in different forms (e.g. public, private or community).|