Selected Good practices

Selected Case studies

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 we are going to show you, so you can better visualize the resources from your context.

Your "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.

Resource Wheel

Features of capital

  • “One capital resource can enable access to or the creation of others”
  • “Capital types influence and interact with each other”
  • “The capital types include tangible and intangible resources, or also a mixture of both”
  • “Capital can be held by people, places and/or groups”

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.

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.

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 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.

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).

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.

Range of human-made fixed assets such as infrastructure and buildings. Also ownership can come in different forms (e.g. public, private or community).

Capital framework theory
Social value Political value Financial value Built value Natural value Cultural value Human value
Good practices Case studies i
Versailles Plain
Farming AgriCultures
Farm collectives
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Good practices

Case studies


Welcome to our interactive Good Practice Guide generator!

Click on the "Introduction" button for more information about this guide generator, or on "Continue" to start creating your own personalised guide. Throughout the website, always click on the "thought bubbles" for insights and explanations.

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!

From now on, we are going to call you "Change Maker", since you are interested in joining others on the path of RURALIZATION and contributing to creating a new rural environment in Europe.

Following the steps on this site you will have to provide 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.

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