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Jonas Egmose works as an action researcher with a strong research interest for new forms of knowledge creation in the cross-field between sustainability and democracy. He holds the position as Associate Professor at the Department of People and Technology at Roskilde University, Denmark, where his teaching in particular concerns citizens’ participation and urban sustainability. Being part of the Danish Centre for Action Research and Democratic Societal Change his research concerns how democratization of knowledge creation can help enabling sustainable ways of living. Formerly he has worked as a researcher at the Citizen Science for Sustainability project at Brunel University West London, and in the field of cross-European citizen participation at the Danish Board of Technology. Jonas holds a PhD in Social Science, a Master in Technological and Socio-Economic Planning and a Bachelor in Philosophy and Natural Science Studies from Roskilde University.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


  • Theory of science, History and sociology of science, knowledge and technology, Research policy
  • Social science
  • Action research
  • Physical planning, Urban studies
  • Urban Planning
  • Citizens' participation
  • Democratisation
  • Education, Learning, Training
  • Social learning
  • Action Research
  • Environment, Energy, Nature, Resources
  • Sustainability
  • Commons

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