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TOWN+GOWN LAUNCHES REAL-TIME KNOWLEDGE CO-CREATION AT FIRST FALL SYMPOSIUM EVENT TO ACCELERATE ACTION RESEARCH CYCLES

October 30, 2018

At its first symposium event of the 2018-2019 academic year, Pushing the Recycling Envelope: Construction and Demolition Waste.2, Town+Gown began piloting a new format for its symposium events aimed at “real time” co-creation of knowledge to identify what we know, what we don’t know and need/want to know to make changes in practice and policy based on research so that Town+Gown can accelerate the action research cycle.

Real-time knowledge creation can move Town+Gown research projects faster to the “thought leader” stage and toward a more systemic form of decision-making,” said Terri Matthews, Director of Town+Gown.

The concrete, gypsum, carpet and soil working groups plan to continue developing their proto waste management plans, identifying research gaps to be filled and areas ready for action.