TRIALOG Conferences / Annual General Meetings

Whose knowledge counts? The meaning of co-productive processes for urban development and urban research.

7th-9th of November 2019 at the University of Stuttgart, Germany

TRIALOG Annual Conference 2019

Recent policy discourses about sustainability and grand transformation, which became manifest in the Sustainable Development Goals, the New Urban Agenda or the Paris Climate Agreement, center around the role of cities and urban development. However, aligned approaches can only be successful if they go beyond conventional forms of knowledge production and include the complex landscape of actors in urban development. This calls for knowledge production in urban development to be questioned and newly conceptualized.

Current scientific discourses on co-production of knowledge in urban development are centred around three arenas: A) the sustainability discourse which promotes a transdisciplinary approach in urban research; B) development studies that review forms of co-production of services and knowledge for empowerment and C) discourses in planning theory which partly acknowledge and partly criticize participation in planning, however move towards discussing means of co-production. All three strands take the reflection on the city or urban development processes as their starting point and have developed their sets of methods.

The conference seeks to interrogate these three strands and attempts to provoke a dialog between diverse cases. The contributions will be aligned in comparative approaches in the format of a panel discussion.

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TRIALOG conferences since 2000

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2018  07.-08.06.2018, Dortmund  Resilient Urban Development versus the Right to the City?

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2017  01. 12. 2017, Berlin  Mapping Space and Action

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2016  16.-17. 06. 2016, Kassel  Neighbourhood Development in the Global South

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2015  14. 11. 2015, Hamburg  Resource Efficiency

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2014  18.-19. 09. 2014, Dortmund  Multilocality

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2013  21. 02. 2013, Berlin  Metropolitan Regions

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2011  18. 11. 2011, Frankfurt  Public Sphere

TRIALOG  Megacity-Colloquium`11  15.-17. 09. 2011, Darmstadt  Taming the Megacity

TRIALOG  25 Years Jubilee Congress  15.-16. 01. 2010, Darmstadt  The Urban Question

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2009  01.-02. 05. 2009, Berlin  Redefining The Urban

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2007  02. -03. 11. 2007, Cottbus  Strategies for Development

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2006  20.-21. 10. 2006, Vienna  Reconstruction Experiences

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2005  05. 11. 2005, Berlin  Urban Coalitions

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2004  23.-24. 10. 2004, Karlsruhe Place Matters

TRIALOG  20 Years Jubilee Congress  13.-14. 02. 2004, Darmstadt  Nachbarschaftsinitiativen

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2001  27. 10. 2001, Braunschweig  Ökologie / Zwänge / Utopien

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2000  28.-29. 10. 2000, Weimar