TD1408; transdisciplinary research; urban development; participation; stakeholder's perspective; social learning process
Schneider Flurina, Tribaldos Theresa, Adler Carolina, Biggs Reinette (Oonsie), de Bremond Ariane, Buser Tobias, Krug Cornelia, Loutre Marie-France, Moore Sarah, Norström Albert V, Paulavets Katsia, Urbach Davnah, Spehn Eva, Wülser Gabriela, Zondervan Ruben (2021), Co-production of knowledge and sustainability transformations: a strategic compass for global research networks, in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
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Schneider Flurina, Buser Tobias, Keller Rea, Tribaldos Theresa, Rist Stephan (2019), Research funding programmes aiming for societal transformations: Ten key stages, in Science and Public Policy
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Tobias Silvia, Ströbele Maarit F., Buser Tobias (2018), How transdisciplinary projects influence participants’ ways of thinking: a case study on future landscape development, in Sustainability Science
In the last decade theories of how to understand transdisciplinary processes have been developed as well as principles and methods of how scientists and representatives of the private and public sector, NGOs and community associations can co-produce knowledge. The principles and methods were mainly developed from the perspectives of those who lead such processes. Little is known about how the participating stakeholders perceive and value such processes. For urban development projects, the engagement of stakeholders and the fair treatment of their diverse interests are crucial for sustainable outcomes. A better understanding of stakeholders’ motivations, interests, values and goals is thus key to improve the design of transdisciplinary urban development projects. Using two on-going transdisciplinary urban development projects in Sweden and in Switzerland as case studies, we will:1) Identify and analyse stakeholders’ interests, values and goals to participate in transdisciplinary urban development projects2) Jointly develop criteria for successful transdisciplinary urban development projects with representatives of the different stakeholder groups3) Jointly review and improve the current design principles for transdisciplinary processes with a focus on stakeholder perspectives