Berner Humangeographisches Kolloquium

1. Dezember 2020

David Bole: Community based participatory research in economic geography

Compared to classical research approaches, community-based participatory research (CBPR) involves traditional subjects of research in the co-creation of research design, data collection, and analysis.Participatory approach enhances validity of engaged research, facilitates effective work with communities, and acknowledges accurate understanding of community characteristics. CBPR respects the value and dignity of economic agents and the economic knowledge that they possess. It also acknowledges that the economy is embedded in social and cultural values and norms. The presentation will highlight the main pros and cons of CPBR through selection of good practices in fields of revitalizing small industrial towns, fostering urban agriculture, and developing cultural tourism in Europe.