In the URGENT, we study whether and how bringing together urban and regional planning with formal education and education for sustainable development may create innovate
and scalable transformative pathways to more sustainable societies. We ask how planning processes - when approached as an opportunity for dialogue between schools and planning institutions - could offer empowering learning opportunities for students, teachers and planners as well as researchers involved in the processes, and how such transformative learning and its outcomes can be measured. The URGENT is based on participatory action
research approach. To ensure the quality, usability and scaling of the
results, we build and collaborate with the URGENT Hub, a team of regionally or
nationally influential actors, and cooperate intensively to theory development and international comparison with our international scientific collaborators.