Metropolis Initiative: Scaling up Actionable Knowledge

Mar 28, 2024, 12:20 pm1:20 pm
Open to the public, RSVP required.



Event Description

To solve sustainability crises, we need actionable knowledge to inform action. While the science of actionable knowledge has evolved quickly, less is known about how and why actionable knowledge scales up and with what consequences. In this talk we discuss advancing three pathways to scale up actionable knowledge: 1) broadening participation by increasing the diversity and number of people participating in the production of actionable knowledge; 2) diffusing actionable knowledge uptake by actors who did not participate in its production, and 3) aggregating its impact by engaging with actors whose decisions affect a large number of people. These pathways intersect, complement, and interact with each other. They also encompass tradeoffs and opportunities that can lead to tensions and synergies across different scales of decision-making.

  • Metropolis Initiative
  • ProCES
  • M.S. Chadha Center for Global India
  • Princeton University Public Lectures
  • Brazil Lab
  • Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment