A1 Journal article – refereed
Researchers as knowledge brokers: translating knowledge or co-producing legitimacy? An urban infill case from Finland.

List of Authors: Leino Helena, Santaoja Minna, Laine Markus
Publication year: 2017
Journal: International Planning Studies


Knowledge brokering is on the rise in various spheres
of knowledge societies. The aim has been to improve the interaction between
knowledge production and use. This paper analyses knowledge brokering
activities in the context of urban densification. In an institutionally
ambiguous situation we organised a new kind of participatory
event for enabling the public discussion on densification to grow. We interpret
the event as a boundary interaction, wherein we acted as knowledge brokers.
However, the question remains as to what were we actually co-producing:
brokered knowledge, novel collaborative partnerships or political legitimacy
for a vague planning process?

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