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Final conference "SuPraStadt II" - Understanding, experiencing and doing sufficiency yourself

In addition to the scientific results, the research team presented five "do-it-yourself guides" for civil society and municipal actors. The instructions can be used to design and implement formats at neighbourhood and district level to try out, consolidate and disseminate sufficiency practices locally. The instructions serve multipliers to legitimise and transfer knowledge and support social learning and the acquisition of skills among the addressees of the formats.  

In addition to the presentation of selected project results, the conference provided an insight into the current sufficiency discourse in Germany with an impulse on the current discussion paper by the German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU) "Sufficiency as a 'strategy of enough'" and with an impulse on the newly published "Suzanna - Magazine for Sustainability, Culture, Sufficiency". Scientists and practitioners with different approaches to sufficiency were given the opportunity to get to know their projects and activities, engage in dialogue and network. Participants were able to discuss how sufficiency works in everyday life and how or why not. 

The event concluded with a panel and audience discussion on how sufficiency practices can be politically and structurally enabled, facilitated and disseminated. 

More about the "SuPraStadt" project and the programme overview can be found on the ifeu project website and in the brochure designed by ifeu and published by the Federal Ministry of Research and Education together with FONA .

* *Sufficiency describes a strategic approach to the sustainable transformation of cities in which sufficient behaviour is practised as a matter of course. This requires changes to (sometimes familiar) patterns of consumption, everyday routines and social and cultural practices that help to stay within the earth's ecological carrying capacity and at the same time involve different milieus. Concrete examples in an urban district could be, for example, the communal use of space, the promotion of local mobility or self-provided, jointly organised services.

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