There is more to the interaction between academic researchers and local government practitioners than the development, usage and evaluation of monitoring tools. In this chapter we drill deeper into the practical details of how research/practitioner partnerships actually function via in-depth analysis of a series of case studies. Knowledge brokerage is a broader, more comprehensive concept including systematic, visionary cooperation between local units of higher education and local governments, at central and departmental levels, within several thematic areas among which is also included sustainable development. Based on systematic planning, this cooperation can, in fact, include several different types of activities between researchers and cities as end users of new knowledge.