Science proves that the green, living (peri)urban environment is able to support cities on four themes (health and liveability, climate resilience, resource efficiency, and food sufficiency). However, little research has yet been conducted to identify to which extent scientific insights are actually adopted by city actors, and indeed contribute to the above themes.
Science is often funded from the viewpoint that science may result in new insights that could improve practice. In this project we study how within the collaboration between researchers and practitioners scientific insights regarding the green living environment really contribute to sustainable cities. A set of applied projects from Wageningen University & Research will be evaluated and monitored on the impact of scientific knowledge on practical success. The project will deal with health, climate adaptation, resource-efficiency and food-security. The project will demonstrate the value of scientific insights for practice, and also address lessons on how to improve the adoptation of scientific insights in practical processes.