Knowledge Matters: Competing and contesting knowledge claims in the 21st century cities

Knowledge Matters is an international collaborative research project between the Dutch University of Twente (CHEPS) and the British University of Sheffield (Sheffield Method Institute). It is funded by the Netherlands Organization for scientific Research (NWO) for the period of September 2016 to August 2019. The project aims to understand how competing types of knowledge claims - expressed in silent or open dissensus, protest and contestation - feature within urban sustainability strategy processes. In order to do so, it seeks to examine [1] how competing knowledge claims contest, mobilise, and acquire influence in urban sustainability strategy processes, and [2] how these competing types of knowledge claims provide potential opportunities for more inclusive strategic urban decision-making processes.

Contact persons at CHEPS are Paul Benneworth and Franziska Eckardt.