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About Resources

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The Resources page presents a selection of previous publications about co-creation and green transitions, intended as an inspiration page for the GOGREEN partners and other interested researchers, with literature that they can use when writing about co-creation of green solutions.

For the publications we make in the GOGREEN project itself such as the research protocol, case descriptions and scientific articles are published in the course of the project, see the Publications page.


Arlati, A., Rödl, A., Kanjaria-Christian, S., & Knieling, J. (2021). Stakeholder Participation in Planning and Design of Nature-Based Solutions: Insights from CLEVER Cities Project in Hamburg.  Sustainability 13(5), 2572. DOI

Chu, V. H. Y., Lam, W.-F., & Williams, J. M. (2023). Building Robustness for Rural Revitalization: A Social-Ecological System Perspective. Journal of Rural Studies, 101, 103042. DOI

Fischer, J., Alimi, D., Knieling, J., & Camara, C. (2020). Stakeholder Collaboration in Energy Transition: Experiences from Urban Testbeds in the Baltic Sea Region. Sustainability 12(22), 9645. DOI

Fraser, T. & Temocin, P. (2021). Grassroots vs. Greenhouse: The Role of Environmental Organizations in Reducing Carbon Emissions. Climatic Change, 169(22). DOI

Hofstad, H., Sørensen, E., Torfing, J., & Vedeld, T. (2022). Designing and Leading Collaborative Urban Climate Governance: Comparative Experiences of Co‐Creation from Copenhagen and Oslo. Environmental Policy and Governance, 32(3), 203-216. DOI

Hofstad, H., Sørensen, E., Torfing, J., & Vedeld, T. (2021). Leading Co-Creation for the Green Shift. Public Money & Management, 1-10. DOI

Hofstad, H., Tønnesen, A., Millstein, M., Vedeld, T., & Bruun, K. (2021). The Role of Goal-Setting in Urban Climate Governance. Journal of Earth System Governance, 7, 100088. DOI

Hofstad, H. & Vedeld, T. (2021). Exploring City Climate Leadership in Theory and Practice: Responding to the Polycentric Challenge. Journal of Environmental Planning and Policy, 23(4), 496-509. DOI

Hofstad, H. & Vedeld, T. (Eds). (2020). Urban Climate Governance and Co-Creation in Cape Town, Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Oslo. Oslo NIBR report 2020:8. Oslo Metropolitan University, ISSN 1502-9794. URI

Hofstad, H., Vedeld, T., Agger, A., Hanssen, G. S., Tønnesen, A. & Valencia, S. (2022). Cities as Public Agents: A Typology of Co-Creational Leadership for Urban Climate Transformation. Earth System Governance, 13, 100146. DOI

Izdebska, O. & Knieling, J. (2021). Citizen Involvement in Waste Management and Circular Economy in Cities: Key Elements for Planning and Implementation. European Spatial Research and Policy 27(2), 115-129. DOI

Izdebska, O., Knieling, J., Kretschmann, N., & Woyna, M.-K. (2022). Transformation Pathways Towards Climate Resilient Cities: A Comparative Analysis of Halle (Saale) and Mannheim, Germany. Triple Helix 9 (1), 216–238. DOI

Knieling, J. & Stein-Schomburg, A. (2023). Circular Metropolis and Local Food Strategy: Instrument of Urban Sustainability Transition? Case Studies Bristol and Vancouver. In Droege, P. (Ed.), Urban and Regional Agriculture: Building Resilient Food Systems (341-376). London: Academic Press. ISBN: 978-0-12-820286-9. Link.

Kritz, J. (2020). Redefining Development: Resolving Complex Challenges in Developing Countries (Elements in Public and Nonprofit Administration). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. DOI

Larrea, M. & Costamagna, P. (2023). The limits of territorial development. Miren Larrea / Pablo Costamagna Reflections on the climate emergency and how the pedagogical approach and action research can contribute to addressing it. PRAXIS Working Paper Series 11, Praxis Institute and Orkestra – Basque Institute of Competitiveness. Link.

Sørensen, E. & Torfing, J. (2022). Co‐Creating Ambitious Climate Change Mitigation Goals: The Copenhagen Experience. Regulation & Governance, 16(2), 572-587. DOI

Tatum, K., Cekic, T., Landwehr, A., Noennig, J., Knieling, J., & Schroeter, B. (2020). Co-creation of Local Mobility Solutions: Lessons from the Mobility Lab in Hamburg-Altona. Towards User-centric Transport in Europe 2 (16–27). Cham: Springer. DOI

Temocin, P. (2022). Japan’s Grassroots Environmentalism and the Larger Picture. Peace Review, 34(4), 586-595. DOI

Temocin, P. (2023). Environment By, With, and For the Citizens: Collective Identity Shaping the Community-Driven Solid Waste Management in Kerala, India. In Pál, V. & Borowy, I. (Eds.), Waste and Discards in the Asia Pacific Region. London: Routledge. Link.

Torfing, J., Sørensen, E., Hofstad, H., & Vedeld, T. (2021). Leading Co-Creation for the Green Shift. Public Money & Management. DOI

Vedeld, T. (2022). The Co-Creation Paradox: Small Towns and the Promise and Limits of Collaborative Governance for Low-Carbon, Sustainable Futures. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, 26(3), 45-70. DOI

Vedeld, T. (2022). Samskapingsparadokset: Mindre byer, klimastyring og bærekraftig utvikling. Plan, 54(1), 50-55. DOI

Vedeld, T. & Hofstad, H. (2022). How to Lead Collaborative Governance for Climate Transformation. Journal of City Policy and Economy, 1(1), 65-76. DOI

Vedeld, T., Hofstad, H., Mathur, M., Büker, P., & Stordal, F. (2020). Reaching Out? Governing Weather and Climate Services (WCS) for Farmers. Environmental Science and Policy, 104, 208-216. DOI

Vedeld, T., Hofstad, H., Solli, H. & Hanssen, G. S. (2021). Polycentric Urban Climate Governance: Creating Synergies in Oslo. Journal of Environmental Policy and Governance, 31(4), 347-360. DOI

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