How would our future socio-technical subsystem look if the inhabitants would be involved?
In our socio-technical subsystem, sustainability would have become a part of the identity of the Texelaar. Texelaars themselves would get involved with projects such as De Zelfpluktuin, or through empowerment, they would be able to set up their own sustainable projects. Empowerment processes tend to be financially supported through projects and programmes rather than through direct budget support (Oswald & Ruedin, 2012). This means that there is room for a platform through which people can set up their own sustainable project.
Oswald, K., & Ruedin, L. (2012). Empowerment sustainability and phasing out support to empowerment processes (pp. 16): OECD.