This article analyses an ongoing process of knowledge co-production concerning the role of citizens and participation in strategic city-regional planning, and discusses the theoretical and practical knowledge that results from the process. In knowledge co-production involving urban planning experts and researchers, three things stand out as key to successful outcomes: an ongoing dialogue between scientific and practical understanding, knowledge production as an accumulative process, and constructive criticism as a dynamism that pushes the frontiers of practical understanding. Based on our initial empirical findings about citizenship and participation on the city-regional level, we suggest that the role of broad value- and issue-based deliberation concerning the long-term aims of urban environment could be a fruitful starting point for discussions between citizens, experts and politicians within emerging city-regions.
|Status||Publicerad - 7 okt 2018|
- 519 Socialgeografi och ekonomisk geografi