In a recent Volume of this journal, authors Sakao and Brambila-Macias ask if we “share an understanding of transdisciplinarity in environmental sustainability research?”. This response to their timely question argues that while transdisciplinarity is highly desirable, the accepted goal of incorporating multiple stakeholders in research projects (T2) may be problematic due to the heterogeneity that this introduces. This challenge is explored in two case studies taken from sustainable urbanism research, one focused on green gentrification, the other upon urban food production. The paper concludes with an endorsement of a sequential program of T1 and T2 research.
- Sustainable urbanism
- Urban agriculture
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Environmental Science(all)
- Strategy and Management
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering