A transdisciplinary, participatory and action-oriented research approach: Sounds nice but what do you mean?

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This paper discusses transdisciplinary, participatory and action-oriented approaches to research on urbansustainable development. Phronetic planning research, as described by Bent Flyvberg (2004), is highlighted as one interesting approach which combines many of the general themes here dealt with. A special section is devoted to discuss quality criteria of transdisciplinary research. The paper is written as a background to a thesis in progress on Malmö and urban sustainable development.


  • Sabina Andrén
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  • Social and Economic Geography


  • Transdisciplinary, participatory, action-oriented, phronetic, urban sustainable development, human ecology
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages21
Publication statusUnpublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch

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