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dc.contributor.authorGhodsvali, Maryam
dc.contributor.authorDane, Gamze
dc.contributor.authorde Vries, Bauke
dc.description.abstractChapter 2: Engaging end-users in the Food-Water-Energy (FWE) nexus process has recently become a core concept, though the practice is often diverse across social contexts. Improving the governance mechanism of nexus complexity and facilitating more inclusive resource management requires adaptive user-centred approaches. An approach that currently shows promise is the urban living lab (ULL), in which urban communities, as the end-users of urban products and services, engage in a problem-solving process together with other stakeholders towards urban development. ULLs are a sort of joint urban governance that provide opportunities created by the integration of multiple disciplines to address FWE nexus challenges. However, there is a great need for the FWE nexus approach to clarify how a ULL can best be organised and integrated into the local governance structure. This research aims to help cities broaden their knowledge of engaging end-users in the FWE nexus processes through an examination of how the ULL approach has been operationalised in the governance structure of a number of nexus-emphasised cities. This is undertaken through the analysis of empirical evidence acquired from six local case studies. The chapter concludes that integrating the fields of participatory modelling methods, the ULL approach, and the FWE nexus will considerably advance cities’ capabilities in accomplishing the concept of transdisciplinarity for more sustainable environmental and natural resources management.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.otherurban living lab, urban governance, food-water-energy nexus, case studies, sustainability, natural resources management
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::A The Arts::AM Architecture::AMV Landscape architecture and design
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::A The Arts::AM Architecture::AMV Landscape architecture and design::AMVD City and town planning: architectural aspects
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::R Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Planning::RP Regional and area planning::RPC Urban and municipal planning and policy
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::R Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Planning::RN The environment::RND Environmental policy and protocols
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JB Society and culture: general::JBS Social groups, communities and identities::JBSD Urban communities
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::T Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Industrial processes::TQ Environmental science, engineering and technology
dc.titleChapter 2 The urban living lab as an adaptive governance mechanism for the transdisciplinary Food-Water-Energy nexus
dc.title.alternativeLessons learned from six local contexts
oapen.relation.isPartOfBookDesigning Sustainable and Resilient Cities
oapen.relation.isFundedByTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven

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