Globally, low-income communities and youth constitute a majority of the urban population, yet their perspectives are often excluded from the planning and design of their environments. Advancing environmental justice requires critically examining what counts as knowledge. Drawing upon a framework that elevates and recognizes community expertise and other forms of knowing, this interactive session explores how community-engaged teaching and research integrates these alongside traditional forms of academic knowledge. Instructors and a community partner will share examples of their work in the context of this framework. By sharing and reflecting in small groups on their own experiences with multiple forms of knowledge, participants will gain practical strategies for inclusive co-production of knowledge with community partners.
Overview of a framework for considering multiple ways of knowing
Insights on the practice of knowledge co-production based on examples of community-engaged teaching and research to advance environmental justice
Concrete strategies for knowledge co-production in courses and research projects
Greater awareness of how to implement inclusive practices