Co-production in action: towards realising just cities

Palmer, H., Walasek, H. Eds. (2016) Realising just cities: towards realising just cities, Mistra Urban Futures, Gothenburg, Sweden. 

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Realising Just Cities
Henrietta Palmer Helen Walasek
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Some years ago, in several cities on different continents, groups of people started to organise themselves differently – beyond their institutional frameworks – to create knowledge about how cities possibly could evolve in the future using co-production approaches. They began to share their insights across continents, learning from each other what particular local contexts could offer. These knowledge-transferring group of people grew into the unique international collaboration that is Mistra Urban Futures. 

If you are interested in how urban change can work towards realising a more just society in a world as challenged and challenging as ours, this book will take you one step in that direction. Its contributors share their stories of how they developed, and are constantly reworking, their methods for addressing the complexities of the urban environment. This book will not give you the answers to what could be a sustainable solution to a specific urban problem, but it will take you into a discussion of how possibly to create new knowledge for difficult emerging urban challenges.

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