Thesis subject

Local initiatives and social practices relating to urban greenspace and sustainable cities or in the urban/rural fringe

Key words

  • Focus on discourse and materiality: text talk and things and their performativity
  • Participation, activism and Learning
  • Conflict and Change
  • Discourse and Democracy
  • Empowerment and Displacement.


  • Qualitative, social constructionist, interpretive
  • Predominantly Ethnographic work, Action Research
  • Discourse studies
  • Desk research consists of exploration of previous studies and secondary literature


  • Taking a South/North perspective, e.g. by comparing cases from different corners of the globe. What can they learn from one another?
  • Story mapping and film interesting methods.