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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.


  • 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

Publication network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2007 2020

Den økologiske bæredygtigheds sociale fundering: Perspektiver på menneskelige levesteder

Egmose, J., 2020, (Submitted) Social Bæredygtighed: Begreb, felt og kritik. Frydenlund Academic

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Social Bæredygtighed - begreb, felt og kritik

Dupret, K., Langergaard, L. L., Hagedorn-Rasmussen, P., Krøjer, J., Hulgård, L., Andersen, L. L., Egmose, J. & Jensen, C. R., Apr 2019, (Submitted) Frydenlund Academic. (Menneskelig udvikling, deltagelse og social forandring).

Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

Socialt bæredygtige byer og lokalsamfund: Fra bekæmpelse af “parallelsamfund” til lokal kapacitetsopbygning

Frandsen, M. S. & Egmose, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Kognition & Paedagogik. 113

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Learning from Living Ecologies enabling Sustainable Governance

Egmose, J., Jacobsen, S. G., Hauggaard-Nielsen, H. & Hulgård, L., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Revitalising socio-ecological urban commons: Insights in the context of Scandinavian welfare planning

Egmose, J., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Projects 2006 2020


Egmose, J. & Elle, J. C.

01/07/2017 → …

Project: Research

Citizen Science for Sustainability (SuScit)

Eames, M., Egmose, J., Adebowale, M., Iudicissa, I. & Lucas, K.

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Project: Research

Activities 2008 2019

Workshop on Urban Transitions and Transformation

Jonas Egmose (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Critique and utopias as analytic strategies and activism for new sustainable futures?

Jonas Egmose (Speaker), Mette Bladt (Speaker), Signe Hvid Thingstrup (Speaker), Mia Husted (Speaker), Frederik Aagaard Hagemann (Speaker)
12 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Formand for bedømmelsesudvalg (Event)

Jonas Egmose (Chairman)
2019 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership in review committee

Futures Conference: Constructing Social Futures

Jonas Egmose (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

Action Research and Sustainability. Social Imagination, Commons and Democratic Knowledge Creation

Jonas Egmose (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution