Apart from the conceptual research framework, the actual research organization plan played a significant role in conducting the GSU research. Specifically, the generation of intellectual work was accompanied and supported by a series of field trips that set up an extensive cognitive network of people and places. Collaboration with GSU regional participants was realized through numerous meetings, workshops, cooperation with local universities, cooperation with local authorities, and personal interaction with a number of passionate people willing to contribute and be involved in the big challenge of GSU. In situ investigation was another key element of the research overall framework, since the experience of the place was fundamental for the ignition of research implementation.