• Boris Braun
  • Bérénice Preller
  • Christian Schulz
  • Julia Affolderbach
Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)


This methodological chapter argues for a multisited approach to urban green building transitions driven by the objective to understand different drivers of and barriers behind green building innovations rather than a directed comparison between cases. The approach offers a broader scope of analysis without neglecting the in-depth analysis of the single cases. The chapter presents the interactive research design and discusses the mixed-methods approach applied throughout the exploratory, the main empirical and the validation phase of the research project. Methods include document analysis, stakeholder and expert interviews, media and discourse analyses and interactive formats (World Café, stakeholder workshops). The chapter ends with reflections on the limitations of the approach.


Interactive methodology Participatory research Co-production of knowledge World Café 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boris Braun
  • Bérénice Preller
  • Christian Schulz
    • 1
  • Julia Affolderbach
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Geography and Spatial PlanningUniversity of LuxembourgEsch-sur-AlzetteLuxembourg
  2. 2.Department of Geography, School of Environmental SciencesUniversity of HullHullUK

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