Comparative urban research from theory to practice co-production for sustainability

Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC license. Reports on the innovative, transdisciplinary co-production on sustainable urbanisation being undertaken by Mistra Urban Futures, a highly influential research centre based in Sweden, this book makes a significant contribution to evolving theory about com...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Simon, David (Editor), Palmer, Henrietta (Editor), Riise, jan (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Bristol Bristol University Press 2020, 2020
Edition:1st ed
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Two From unilocal to comparative research: the Mistra Urban Futures journey
  • Introduction
  • Methodological lessons from unilocal transdisciplinary co-produced research
  • A transition towards comparative transdisciplinary co-production: challenges foreseen
  • Reasons for comparing co-produced and transdisciplinary research
  • Learning from comparative co-produced research
  • Early assumed outcomes
  • A typological framework for comparative transdisciplinary knowledge co-production
  • Discussion
  • Notes
  • References
  • Three Local projects retrofitted
  • Introduction
  • Retrofitting
  • Four Replicating projects for comparative research: Mistra Urban Futures' experiences with comparative work on knowledge excha
  • Introduction
  • Replication
  • Mistra Urban Futures' initial work on knowledge exchange, food and transport
  • Knowledge exchange
  • Food
  • Transport
  • The comparative projects
  • Knowledge exchange
  • Food
  • Transport
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Five Clustering and assemblage building
  • Introduction
  • Setting the scene: a chronology
  • Defining the theme: migration and urban development
  • The initial step: commonalities of international and internal migration
  • Consolidation: four transformative themes
  • Advancement: process as outcome
  • Theorising clustering
  • Knowledge alliances
  • Assemblage building
  • Entry points
  • Benefits and challenges
  • Process design and group consolidation
  • Uncertainty and the role of a narrative
  • Contribution to realising just cities
  • Clustering as a method for cross-city learning in globalised societies
  • Ways forward
  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes
  • References
  • Six Internationally initiated projects with local co-production: Urban Sustainable Development Goal project
  • Introduction
  • Front Cover
  • Comparative Urban Research from Theory to Practice
  • Copyright information
  • Table of contents
  • List of figures and tables
  • List of abbreviations
  • Notes on the editors
  • Notes on contributors
  • One Introduction: from unilocal to comparative transdisciplinary urban co-production of knowledge
  • Co-production as a research approach
  • Global challenges and the urban
  • Mistra Urban Futures: a centre for transdisciplinary co-produced research on urban futures
  • From local to comparative research
  • Overview of the book's contents
  • Notes
  • References
  • Strategies for and experiences of building retrofitted comparative projects
  • Comparative dimensions during the process
  • Choice of city for comparison
  • Targeted expertise of the research team
  • Setting up a research demonstration site
  • Real scientific evidence
  • Analysis of waste management technologies
  • Waste governance and networks
  • Privatisation of waste management services in the city
  • Benefits
  • Limitations encountered during the project
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References