Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. Reporting on the innovative, transdisciplinary research on sustainable urbanisation undertaken by Mistra Urban Futures, a highly influential research centre based in Sweden (2010-19), this book builds on the Policy Press title Rethinking Sustainable Cities to make a significant contribution to evolving theory about comparative urban research.
Highlighting important methodological experiences from across a variety of diverse contexts in Africa and Europe, this book surveys key experiences and summarises lessons learned from the Mistra Urban Futures' global research platforms. It demonstrates best practice for developing and deploying different forms of transdisciplinary co-production, covering topics including neighbourhood transformation and housing justice, sustainable urban and transport development, urban food security and cultural heritage.
“The authors show how learning through co-production and across differences can inform locally relevant directions for social justice in cities, and generate new possibilities in conversation with, and for, other places.” Colin McFarlane, Durham University
“This book is packed with insightful information on how knowledge co-production actually works in the most diverse cities across the Global North and the Global South.” Patricia Romero Lankao, NREL, Transforming Energy
David Simon is director of Mistra Urban Futures at Chalmers University and Professor of Development Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Henrietta Palmer is an architect and researcher. She was Artistic Professor of Urban Design at Chalmers University of Technology and Deputy Scientific Director of Mistra Urban Futures until December 2019.
Jan Riise is Engagement Manager at Mistra Urban Futures.