Online ISSN : 1884-5029
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A Thinking of Next-Generation Local Creation Activities to Achieve SDGs—Direction and Contents of Collaborative Activities—
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2023 Volume 36 Issue 1 Pages 6-14


Although population decline is progressing in the local city, the “next generation” is considered to have great potential as a leader in local creation activities. Therefore, this study discusses the direction of creation activities that can be achieved local Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Moreover, we also highlight the mechanisms that support such activities.

We clarify the requirements to engage an “active population” and the next generation of leaders. We also explain the stakeholder challenges involved in becoming an SDG-advanced city.

Subsequently, as a means of managing and regenerating impoverished local cities, we developed a model for collaborative activities and created a comprehensive list of local creation activities that solve the problems of local and international communities while satisfying the needs of each stakeholder. Next, we showed how the next generation can learn from collaborative activities and the direction of local revitalization activities through inquiry-based learning in school. As an example, we looked at learning via an intergenerational exchange on a university campus.

However, there is a limit to achieving the SDGs through schools alone. Therefore, we showed how an SDG actor certification system and next-generation activity potential indicators are potential mechanisms which can be used to promote collaborative activities led by the next generation.

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