Digitalization is widely heralded for its potential contribution towards more sustainable land use systems. Still, unintended side-effects have been neglected, so far. A recently published article by Zscheischler et al. in the Journal of Cleaner Production presents perceived risks of digitalization by different stakeholder groups and highlights the role of transdisciplinary knowledge co-production for a better understanding and socially responsible handling of such complex, uncertain and ambiguous socio-technical transitions.
The GLP working group on co-production held its first webinar, a kick-off session for anyone interested in co-production in the field of land-system science, in June. View a recording of the full webinar, download copies of the presentations, and more.
With the increasing introduction of transdisciplinary research (TDR) in sustainability and land use sciences, the issue of evaluation has come to the fore. A new study aims to gather insights into the perceptions and assessments of success of TDR projects from scientists and practitioners.