Inclusiveness, Equity, Consistency, and Flexibility as Guiding Criteria for Enabling Transdisciplinary Collaboration: Lessons From a European Project on Nature-Based Solutions and Urban Innovation

Claudia Basta, Eva Kunseler, Christine Wamsler, Alexander van der Jagt, Francesc Baro, Intza Balenciaga, Matthew Bach, Björn Wickenberg

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Abstract

The structural research programmes of the European Union dedicated to advance thesustainability sciences are increasingly permeated by thenotion of transdisciplinarity (TD). A growing body of literature residing at the intersection of research methodology and sustainability studies can guide researchers to adopt appropriate research approaches in their projects. However, how to implement the transdisciplinary approach in multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder projects that develop in different countries for several years is still relatively undocumented. This study seeks to fill this gap by sharing the experience of a group of researchers and stakeholders involved in the Horizon 2020 research and innovation project Nature-Based Urban Innovation (NATURVATION). The article discusses the monitoring and evaluation strategy that employed four criteria of transdisciplinary research quality as “reflexive devices”to enable a systematic reporting on the project’s most important collaborative activities. By examining how the four criteria captured transdisciplinary quality, new insights were produced for improving this monitoring and evaluation strategy for future transdisciplinary research, allowing a number of concrete recommendations to be formulated.
Original languageEnglish
Article number630075
Number of pages16
JournalFrontiers in Climate
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Aug 30

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Keywords

  • transdisciplinary research-design
  • research quality principles
  • inclusiveness
  • equity
  • flexibility
  • consistency

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