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The Td knowledge co-production guide book

The book sets out the broad methodological approaches to transdisciplinary co-production and explains individual methods and tools to facilitate this type of collaborative research, developed or modified by Mistra Urban Futures. Detailed contextual explanations and recommendations will enable readers to adapt methods to become locally appropriate and hence useful in co-producing more just and sustainable urban areas and societies as a whole.

The authors

Besides the main authors Kerstin Hemström, David Simon, Henrietta Palmer, Beth Perry, and Merritt Polk, 49 authors have provided input to the book. Moreover, many project participants have contributed in the authoring teams.

Figures designed by Erika Pekkari.

Hemström, K., Simon, D., Palmer, H.,  Perry, B., and Polk, M. (2021) Transdisciplinary Knowledge Co-production: A Guide for Sustainable Cities, Rugby, UK: Practical Action Publishing

Photo: Jason Lawton

Panel discussion about the book

Watch a panel discussion with some of the authors and contributors: David Simon, Beth Perry, Rike Sitas, Michael Oloko, Sanna Isemo, Sara Petersson and Jan Riise.


Core programme funding for Mistra Urban Futures from Mistra (the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research); Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency); and the Gothenburg Consortium comprising Chalmers University of Technology, the University of Gothenburg, City of Gothenburg, IVL (the Swedish Environmental Institute), Västra Götalandsregionen, The County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland, The Göteborg Region (GR), and RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden).
Our UK contributors acknowledge especially the Economic and Social Research Council (grant reference number ES/N005945/2) and the University of Sheffield. We also acknowledge the co-funding from each city platform.

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