Open Access Journal

ISSN: 2183-7635

Editorial | Open Access

Co-Production in the Urban Setting: Fostering Definitional and Conceptual Clarity Through Comparative Research

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Abstract:  Co-production is a concept which is increasingly popular in the planning field to refer to multi-stakeholder collaboration and partnership with citizens. However, the existing literature suggests that the rapid growth of the concept has resulted in ambiguity about its meaning. Given that the concept has a potential in planning research and practice, the thematic issue aims to present studies that use comparative approaches as a way to sharpen the understanding of co-production. The issue includes one commentary and six articles with empirical evidence from various countries across the world. The editorial provides overarching context and introduces each contribution of the issue.

Keywords:  co-7-framework; co-production; comparative research; urban development



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