Tools for co-production of knowledge

How can we support mutual learning, integrate researcher and practitioner perspectives and co-produce knowledge for sustainable and just urban development? 

Mistra Urban Futures bring researchers and practitioners together in research projects to collaboratively create new knowledge and understandings for sustainable urban change. This co-production takes a variety of forms, depending on the composition of the project and the reality-based problem at hand. The aim is to integrate different perspectives through a transdisciplinary process that ultimately lead to societally relevant and robust results. 

A recent report from the Gothenburg platform (GOLIP) pictures what this process is about, highlighting local know-how and an array of methods deployed to enable co-production in affiliated projects (2010-2016). The focus is on how the adopted tools support a joint process, from naming and framing an urban challenge to implementing and realizing results. The intention is to support and inspire project leaders and participants to develop suitable methods, and to join forces for sustainable urban change.  

The report is published in Swedish. 

Read more: ”Verktyg för gemensam kunskapsproduktion”

Illustration from the report K Hemström
Illustration fromt the report K. Hemström



Different projects mentioned in the report: 

Affärsdriven hållbar stadsutveckling(BDSUD)
Östra Sjukhuset, framtidens hållbara sjukhusområde
Grön Produktion - odla jobb och mat i staden.
Det urbana stationssamhället
SEiSMiC, Social Engagement in Science Mutual Learning in Cities
Wellbeing in Sustainable Cities - WISE
Urban Nexus 
Future Happiness Challenge


  • Verktyg för gemensam kunskapsproduktion
    Författare K Hemström. Verktyg för gemensam kunskapsproduktion. Exempel från Mistra Urban Futures plattform i Göteborg 2010-2016.