Distributed Economies

Aguinaldo dos Santos*, Carlo Vezzoli, Brenda García Parra, Sandra Molina Mata, Sharmistha Banerjee, Cindy Kohtala, Fabrizio Ceschin, Aine Petrulaityte, Gabriele Garcez Duarte, Isadora Burmeister Dickie, Ranjani Balasubramanian, Nan Xia

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This chapter presents Distributed Economies (DE) as a promising model for locally-based sustainability. DE consist of small-scale value-adding units (e.g. manufacturing, energy generation, food production, water management, software development, knowledge generation) where there is a shift in the control of core activities towards the user/client.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesigning Sustainability for All
Subtitle of host publicationThe Design of Sustainable Product-Service Systems Applied to Distributed Economies
EditorsCarlo Vezzoli, Brenda García Parra, Cindy Kohtala
Place of PublicationCham
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-66300-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-66299-8
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2021
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering


  • Sustainability
  • Design
  • Sustainable design
  • Product-Service System
  • distributed economies


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