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Co-learning the city: towards a pedagogy of poly-learning and planning praxis

Allen, A., Lambert, R. and Yap, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-8629-2360 (2019). Co-learning the city: towards a pedagogy of poly-learning and planning praxis. In: Bhan, G., Srinivas, S. and Watson, V. (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Planning in the Global South. (pp. 355-367). Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 9781315678993


This chapter offers some critical reflections on the methodological and epistemic conditions underpinning the pedagogical approach developed through the journey of Learning Lima, with specific reference to a number of interrelated learning pathways: learning trans-locally, co-learning; learning spatially; learning through individual and collective critical reflection; and the significance of practice-oriented learning for the production of actionable knowledge. The discussion draws on reflexive portfolios produced by ESD students and from observations and interviews conducted by the third author with members of Learning Lima in London and overseas. Through Learning Lima we adopt three interrelated sites in the mapping process: the reading, writing and audiencing of maps. The strategic inclusion of various actors in the city within these sites brings to the fore a plurality of knowledges and contributes to reframing previous diagnoses and to identify strategic opportunities for transformative change.

Publication Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in The Routledge Companion to Planning in the Global South on 11 Sep 2017, available online:
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Healthcare Services Research & Management
Date available in CRO: 17 Sep 2021 15:32
Date deposited: 17 September 2021
Date of first online publication: 18 September 2019
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