During the 3rd week of February, the INTREPID cost-action project organised in Barcelona an expert panel on transdisciplinarity studies. INTREPID is dealing with the issue of how can collaboration and interaction between institutions and civil society agents from different disciplines be promoted so that address challenges in Europe are better managed. It deals with institutional and social governance mechanisms.
It was been a great opportunity for RELOCAL to interview keynote speakers to ask them about issues that concerned the project. David Simon, director of Mistra Urban Futures and professor of Development Geography at Royal Holloway – University of London, answered some key questions about social and spatial justice. His research focuses on development theory, policy and practice; the development-environment interface; cities, urbanization and urban-rural interaction; transport and regional and national development planning.