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Understanding and creating societal impact of sustainability transitions research through "real-world laboratories"

  • Questions regarding the societal impact of research, how to reach impact and what is needed to stabilize the effects are rising from various sides. Societal impact is seen as part of a social contract that exists between science and society. This entails that research must address pressing social issues which in turn implies a number of core challenges such as gathering evidence or the creation of actionable knowledge. The transdisciplinary research approach "real-world laboratory" is discussed as possible way to address and to overcome some of the challenges. A "real-world laboratory" currently being established in the city of Wuppertal serves as case study, linking conceptual and empirical investigations.

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Document Type:Conference Object
Author:Franziska StelzerORCiDGND, Matthias Wanner, Niko Schäpke
URN (citable link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bsz:wup4-opus-60423
Year of Publication:2015
Number of page:16
Conference Name:Sustainability transitions and wider transformative change : 6th International Sustainability Transitions Conference 2015, Brighton
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Sozialwissenschaften
Licence:License LogoIn Copyright - Urheberrechtlich geschützt