TdResearch

Transdisciplinary Research Partnerships for Social and Ecological Sustainability

1. Sustainable cities

MUSIC: How to green and densify the city of Rotterdam?

MUSIC: How to green and densify the city of Rotterdam?

Dutch Research Institute for Transitions and University of Rotterdam

WOHLSTAND TRANSFORMATION: Citizen led innovations for food and housing in Wuppertal, Germany

WOHLSTAND TRANSFORMATION: Citizen led innovations for food and housing in Wuppertal, Germany

Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

METROLAB : How to create inclusive cities?

METROLAB : How to create inclusive cities?

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain)

MISTRA URBAN FUTURES : Realising just cities

MISTRA URBAN FUTURES : Realising just cities

An international knowledge centre funded by the Swedish Research Agency MISTRA

2. Sustainable Food and agriculture systems

TEASER: Connecting producers, schools, health institutes and social workers in a local food system

TEASER: Connecting producers, schools, health institutes and social workers in a local food system

Unité ASTER, département SAD de l'Institut National de Recherche Agronomique, INRA, France

PATHWAYS@STEPS: Local food systems for the city of Brighton&Hove in Southern England

PATHWAYS@STEPS: Local food systems for the city of Brighton&Hove in Southern England

STEPS Centre at Sussex University

ORGANIC FARMING : Solidarity economy for the development of organic farming in Europe

ORGANIC FARMING : Solidarity economy for the development of organic farming in Europe

Centre for Development and Environment, Bern University

3. Sustainable consumption practices

INNOLAB: Guiding consumer choices in shopping, mobility  and indoor heating

INNOLAB: Guiding consumer choices in shopping, mobility and indoor heating

Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

4. Sustainable mobility

Mistra SAMS : A co-working space as a living lab for sustainable mobility

Mistra SAMS : A co-working space as a living lab for sustainable mobility

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

5. Energy and natural resources

PHOSPHORUS : How to bridge industrial and networked citizen-led organic waste composting ?

PHOSPHORUS : How to bridge industrial and networked citizen-led organic waste composting ?

Centre for Urban Ecology and Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

6. Sustainable housing and building

ENER_TRANS_RUHR: Experimenting with energy advice to home owners in 3 cities in Germany

ENER_TRANS_RUHR: Experimenting with energy advice to home owners in 3 cities in Germany

Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

7. Ecosystems and socio-ecological landscapes

NEXUS FUTURES: River bassin partnerships at the crossroads of water, land and nature management.

NEXUS FUTURES: River bassin partnerships at the crossroads of water, land and nature management.

University of Luxembourg, Grand Duché de Luxembourg

TRIAL: Citizen science for forest biodiversity and ecosystem services in Saint-Michel-Freyr, Belgium

TRIAL: Citizen science for forest biodiversity and ecosystem services in Saint-Michel-Freyr, Belgium

SEED research centre, Université de Liège, Campus d'Arlon

TRAJECTORIES / SENTINELLES :

TRAJECTORIES / SENTINELLES :

How to preserve quality of life in mountain areas subject to climate change ?

8. Social economy

Chaire “Les Petits Riens” How to evaluate the social impact of social economy businesses?

Chaire “Les Petits Riens” How to evaluate the social impact of social economy businesses?

Université catholique de Louvain & Les Petits Riens, asbl.

ATD Food Banks Research : The experience of food aid. What alternatives ?

ATD Food Banks Research : The experience of food aid. What alternatives ?

ATD Quart Monde & Université catholique de Louvain

9. Transdisciplinarity in higher education for sustainability

TdLab WINTER SCHOOL The winter school “Science meets Practice”

TdLab WINTER SCHOOL The winter school “Science meets Practice”

ETH, University of Science and Technology, Zurich


Concept

Defining Transdiscipinarity

Transdisciplinary partnership research aims at advancing fundamental understanding or solving problems in complex societal systems by relating societal with scientific problems and by integrating different scientific and extra-scientific modes of knowledge production.

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Tom Dedeurwaerdere

Professor of philosophy of science

Université catholique de Louvain

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