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C16.0042: Exploring stakeholders' perspectives to improve transdisciplinary projects in urban development

English title C16.0042: Exploring stakeholders' perspectives to improve transdisciplinary projects in urban development
Applicant Pohl Christian
Number 174583
Funding scheme COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)
Research institution ETH Zentrum Departement of Environmental Systems Science ETH Zürich
Institution of higher education ETH Zurich - ETHZ
Main discipline Civil Engineering
Start/End 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2020
Approved amount 119'963.00
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All Disciplines (2)

Discipline
Civil Engineering
Sociology

Keywords (6)

TD1408; transdisciplinary research; urban development; participation; stakeholder's perspective; social learning process

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
In der transdisziplinären Forschung arbeiten Forschende zusammen mit Personen aus Wirtschaft, Verwaltung und Zivilgesellschaft an gesellschaftlichen Herausforderungen. Dieses Projekt untersucht, wie die Teilnehmenden diese Zusammenarbeit erfahren und verändern würden.
Lay summary

Um gesellschaftliche Herausforderungen umfassend verstehen zu können, muss das Wissen unterschiedlicher Disziplinen zusammengebracht werden. Sollen darüber hinaus Lösungsvorschläge erarbeitet werden, sind Vertreter/innen aus Wirtschaft, Verwaltung und Zivilgesellschaft in den Prozess einzubeziehen, von der Bestimmung des Problems bis zur Entwicklung von Massnahmen. Für diese Art der Zusammenarbeit hat sich der Begriff der transdisziplinären Forschung eingebürgert.

Bisher legen vor allem die Forschenden, welche die Projekte leiten, die Art und Weise fest wie zusammenarbeitet wird, und wer welche Rolle hat. Es wurde bisher nicht untersucht, wie die Teilnehmenden diese Zusammenarbeit gestalten würden. Ziel dieses Projektes ist es, dies nachzuholen. Personen die an transdisziplinären Projekten zur Stadt- und Regionalentwicklung teilgenommen haben, werden nach ihren Vorstellungen befragt, um Verbesserungsvorschläge abzuleiten.

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 25.08.2017

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Publications

Publication
Co-production of knowledge and sustainability transformations: a strategic compass for global research networks
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, 49, 127-142.
Research funding programmes aiming for societal transformations: Ten key stages
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, 46(3), 463-478.
How transdisciplinary projects influence participants’ ways of thinking: a case study on future landscape development
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, 405-419.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
International Science Council ISC, Vivi Stavrou and Katsia Paulavets France (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
COST Action TD1408 INTREPID Portugal (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Exchange of personnel

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2019 Talk given at a conference Funding Transdisciplinary Research – Innovative Approaches 10.09.2019 Göteborg, Sweden Schneider Flurina; Buser Tobias;
International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2019 Talk given at a conference Stakeholder Perspectives on Transdisciplinary ProcessesWhat Makes Co-Production Valuable for Stakeholders? Or, how can we link TDR to Societal Transformations? 10.09.2019 Göteborg, Sweden Krütli Pius; Pohl Christian; Tobias Silvia; Buser Tobias; Polk Merritt; Schneider Flurina; Rist Stephan;
COST INTREPID Final Conference Talk given at a conference Stakeholders’ perspectives on transdisciplinary projects - Motivations and ways towards impact 27.03.2019 Lissabon, Portugal Buser Tobias;
COST INTREPID Final Conference Talk given at a conference Facilitation of ID and TD teaching and training 27.03.2019 Lissabon, Portugal Pohl Christian;
Qualitäts- und wirkungsvolle transdisziplinäre Forschung – Meta-Perspektiven Talk given at a conference Erwartungen an Qualitätsdiskussion aus Sicht der Praxis / Erwartungen an Qualitätsdiskussion aus Sicht der Forschungsinstitutionen 25.09.2018 Frankfurt a. M., Germany Buser Tobias; Pohl Christian;
LIRA 2030 (Leading Integrated research for Africa) Training on Transdiciplinary Research Talk given at a conference Vorträge und Übungen zu Stakeholder Analyse und Co-Produktion von Wissen mit verschiedenen Stakeholdergruppen 03.09.2018 Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast Buser Tobias;
Mistra Urban Futures Cape Town Researchers Meeting Talk given at a conference Exploring stakeholders' perspectives to improve transdisciplinary projects in urban development 14.05.2018 Cape Town, South Africa Buser Tobias;
Seedbeds of Transformantion Conference Talk given at a conference Methods-lab on knowledge co-production. Sessionleitung und Einführungsvortrag 09.05.2018 Port Elizabeth, South Africa Buser Tobias;
LIRA 2030 (Leading Integrated research for Africa) Training and Coaching on Transdiciplinary Research Talk given at a conference Vorträge und Übungen zu Stakeholder Analyse und Co-Produktion von Wissen 05.05.2018 Port Elizabeth, South Africa Buser Tobias;
Mistra Urban Futures Coordinators Meeting Individual talk Ways of linking back to own organisation (Vortrag und Kurzworkshop) 26.03.2018 Göteborg, Sweden Buser Tobias;
International Transdisciplinarity Conference Talk given at a conference Who is doing transdisciplinary research? An empirical case study of characteristics, traits and attitudes 11.09.2017 Lüneburg, Germany Pohl Christian;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
3. Treffen der Steuerungs- und Reflektionsgruppe 29.01.2019 Zürich, Switzerland
2. Treffen der Steuerungs- und Reflektionsgruppe 04.06.2018 Göteborg, Sweden
1. Treffen der Steuerungs- und Reflektionsgruppe 22.03.2017 Bern, Switzerland

Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Stakeholder-Workshop - Reflecting TDR process-experiences and working on strategies to link TDR projects to own institutions 05.06.2018 Göteborg, Sweden

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) MOOC Partnering for Change - Linking Research to Societal Challenges, Steps 4.2, 4.6, 5.3 MOOC FutureLearn PLattform International 2020

Abstract

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
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