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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 2019

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

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

Creating futures through participation and open ended experiments.

Egmose, J., Brydon-Miller, M., Nielsen, B. S., Gleerup, J., Tofteng, D. M. B., Husted, M. & Bladt, M., 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Forandring og erkendelse: Videnskab for mennesker og med mennesker. Festskift til Birger Steen Nielsen

Egmose, J. (ed.), Gleerup, J. (ed.), Hansen, H. P. (ed.) & Tolnov, L. (ed.), 2017, Roskilde: Roskilde Universitet.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearch

Projects 2006 2020

LGF: Learning from the grassroots: mediating different forces in participatory urban practices

Egmose, J., Hulgård, L., Eschweiler, J., Bianchini, F., Paone, S., Eynaud, P. & Dokuzovic, L.

01/09/2018 → …

Project: Research

Det Resiliente Jordbrug. Regenerative praksisser og omstillingspotentialer i Danmark

Egmose, J., Jacobsen, S. G., Papazu, I., Larsen, R. B., Lehrmann, N., Loehr-Petersen, K., Stubsgaard, A., Gulløv, A., Davidsen, O., Hansen, T., Sørensen, J., Andersen, B. H., Richter, M. H. & Baastrup Rønne, A.

01/03/2018 → …

Project: Research

EFPAP: Efficiency and participation in planning processes – making diversity and conflict productive

Egmose, J., Pløger, J., Kjetil Lysgård, H., Leino, H., Cruickshank, J. & Vasstrøm, M.

01/03/2016 → …

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

Transforming for Sustainability

Jonas Egmose (Participant)
2018 → …

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

University of Bristol (External organisation)

Jonas Egmose (Member)

Activity: MembershipMembership in review committee

EMES-Polanyi International Seminar

Jonas Egmose (Participant)
16 Apr 201817 Apr 2018

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