Individual conditions for co-production of a social innovation in a Living Lab - Case Sunshine PopUp Park
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CitationHenttonen, Kaisa. Nisula, Anna-Maija. Blomqvist, Kirsimarja. Horila, Anne. Takala, Minna. (2020). Individual conditions for co-production of a social innovation in a Living Lab - Case Sunshine PopUp Park. Society as an Interaction Space: A Systemic Approach, 22, 293-310. 10.1007/978-981-15-0069-5_14.
Participative processes and the empowerment of citizens are seen as central aspects of social innovation, which involves collaborative activities between the private, public and third sectors. It is important to identify the factors influencing citizen involvement, and we therefore investigate how people can be encouraged to contribute to improving societal well-being and to enhance partnerships between citizens, regions and also the profit and non-profit sectors. In particular, we investigate the motivation of citizens involved in the co-production of social innovation. We also provide descriptions of specific citizen- and public authority-related outcomes of the co-production process, which are missing from most previous studies (Voorberg, Bekkers, & Tummers, 2015). We also identify actions that might facilitate the co-production of social innovation. In this study, we report a successful case of co-produced social innovation and derive findings from it.