The purpose of this book is to present a variety of
collaborative landscape research approaches in their specific
context and to provide more insight into:
- the fit of the collaborative research approach with the
practical and institutional needs of the stakeholders
- the adequacy of the theories and methodologies used to
attain the desired societal outcomes.
The case chapters in this book aim to unravel
collaborative research processes in order to identify generic
lessons on the future perspective of landscape research. In this
way, we hope to contribute to the theoretical and methodological
development of collaborative landscape science. This book
challenges researchers to go beyond knowledge production and the
facilitation of learning, and also to reflect on how to organise
collaborative research to enhance societal action for sustainable
and equitable landscape development and governance.