Critical Urban Water Landscapes: A North-South Research-By-Design University Network Fostering the Co-Transfer of Knowledge for Urban Areas Characterised by Changing Water Regimes

Lisa Diedrich*, Flavio Janches, Diego Sepulveda

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Abstract

In the rapidly developing urban regions around the globe, the opportunity to link local urban development with actions targeted to prevent ecological catastrophe has become an imperative. Cities situated in geographical locations characterized by changing water regimes, such as flood exposed urban sites in deltas, on the coast, or along rivers, are particularly critical. Suggesting prevention or adaptation measures in these sites requires a process of interaction between diverse governmental bodies, civil society, and private actors – which is not easy in times of economic and political turbulence.

Hence our commitment aims to activate stakeholder involvement and to facilitate a multidirectional knowledge transfer, recognizing the various levels of interactions necessary to advance both knowledge and action on site, within an ever-decreasing local government budget, and an ever increasing complexity of issues to be addressed by ever more tailor-made strategies – this prompts the quest for new knowledge transfer methodologies, responsive to both the local sites/ locally active site actors, and the global knowledge community/ globally active researchers.

The question is then if sustainable socio-territorial transformation can be supported by a co-transfer of knowledge, catering to the different demands? Such a transfer concept relies on the co-creation of urban transformation knowledge while also involving the co-creators in the act of continuously translating their knowledge to each other and to different socio-political contexts and geographical locations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th Conference IFo U 2022
Subtitle of host publicationInternationalizing Education for the Ecological Transition Challenge: New Stakes for Sharing Knowledge and Acting in a Changing World
Place of PublicationBordeaux
PublisherENSAP Bordeaux
Pages779-786
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event15th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFo U): Internationalizing Education for the Ecological Transition Challenge: New Stakes for Sharing Knowledge and Acting in a Changing World - Bordeaux National Higher School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Bordeaux, France
Duration: 29 Jun 20221 Jul 2022
http://ifou.org/conference/

Conference

Conference15th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFo U)
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityBordeaux
Period29/06/221/07/22
Internet address

Keywords

  • urban water landscapes
  • research-by-design
  • knowledge co-transfer

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