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|Titel (primär)||Inter- and transdisciplinarity in urban-environmental research: a subjective inventory over twenty years|
|Journal / Serie||Interdisciplinary Science Reviews|
|Keywords||transdisciplinary research; urban studies; program orientation; environmental research; applied research|
The growing call for problem-oriented and practice-relevant research in the public and political debate has its origins in complex problems, for which society expects solutions. This call is echoed in parts of the science community and uses the key argument that complex real-world problems demand cooperation between science and society in terms of inter- and transdisciplinary research. Using the example of urban research at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, I sketch my experiences in developing scientific cooperation between researchers coming from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and by stakeholder involvement. The target is to deepen mutual understanding of the scientific challenges and to provide system solutions adequate to the societal context. After over twenty years of facing the need for collaboration among a variety of social and natural scientists as well as with relevant stakeholders, and recognizing its advantages and limits, the topic of inter- and transdisciplinarity has, finally, become mainstream in environmental research.
|Kabisch, S. (2014):
Inter- and transdisciplinarity in urban-environmental research: a subjective inventory over twenty years
Interdiscip. Sci. Rev. 39 (4), 392 - 398