Linking research through design and adult learning programs for urban agendas: A perspective essay

Paolo Picchi*, Dirk Oudes, Sven Stremke

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Abstract

Local governments are addressing energy transition, one of the prominent sustainability goals in the urban agendas, yet they need to enhance capacity building, therefore engagement with sus-tainability science and adult learning programs for civil servants are frequently activated. Landscape architects are more frequently called to be boundary spanners in complex sustainability goals. This perspective essay investigates the synergetic links between adult learning approaches and landscape architecture research through design in the prominent field of the transition to renewable energy. The reflections will be narrated by means of a first application conducted for the Municipality of Amsterdam. The tentative implications suggest that a social learning environment finds synergetic links to a constructivist research through design approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-213
Number of pages16
JournalRi-Vista
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Artistic
  • Energy transition
  • Landscape architecture
  • Local government
  • Sustainability goals

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