Co-production and Impact Thematic Note

This theme focuses on making sure that the knowledge generated by Urban ARK is legitimate and accessible in its conception, generation, dissemination and application. The thematic note provides theoretical and practical guidance for different ways of conceptualising and approaching applied urban research. Given Urban ARK’s concern with urban risk reduction and the seriousness of the problem in African cities (Bull-Kamanga et al, 2003; Adelekan et al., 2015), a translational research approach is proposed.