• CO-PRODUCTION OF GEOGRAPHIC KNOWLEDGE FOR THE SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE OF URBAN-RURAL RIPARIAN ZONES IN MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA.

      Hayes-Conroy, Allison, 1981-; Gutierrez-Velez, Victor H.; Pearsall, Hamil; Burns, Ryan (Temple University. Libraries, 2020)
      Progressive scholars have found in community-engaged research and participatory methodologies a synergistic approach for pursuing transformative co-production of knowledge to understand the complexity of critical social and environmental issues. According to Jasanooff (2004), the co-production of knowledge is "the simultaneous process through which modern societies form their epistemic and normative understandings of the world." This dissertation project has sought the co-production of geographic knowledge in socio-environmental research on stream restoration, co-produced between academics and community activists in Medellin, Colombia. Specifically, the intent of the research has been to examine the latent power of affect and feeling to promote the ecological care of streams and their surrounding basins, and to understand the possibilities of mapping the desires that local ecological actors have for stream restoration. Papers one and two also made key contributions to understanding how environmental and social actors surrounding La Honda stream are or could contribute to a scenario of the stream basin’s ecological care. In paper three I detailed my work on the ElAtlas initiative. There I documented the rich historical process we went through to build ElAtlas. I described how the initiative involved the convergence of different participatory approaches in GIS, such as Public Participatory GIS (PPGIS), and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), and richly detailed the three different stages of the initiative.