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Transformative governance of urban social-ecological systems

Citation:

Garmestani, A. Transformative governance of urban social-ecological systems. To be Presented at Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, August 06 - 11, 2017.

Impact/Purpose:

A central aspect of adaptive governance is a learning process that can help communities achieve environmental objectives. Adaptive governance is a framework for managing social-ecological systems, and is the precursor to transformative governance. Adaptive governance accounts for spatial and temporal scale in order to minimize cross-scale effects of management actions, and can manifest into transformative governance if environmental conditions necessitate transformation. Transformative governance has the capacity to accommodate tradeoffs between stakeholders and scale, and foster transformation of social-ecological systems to more desirable conditions. While more research is needed, transformative governance has tremendous potential for urban social-ecological systems. While more research is needed, transformative governance has tremendous potential for urban social-ecological systems.

Description:

A central aspect of adaptive governance is a learning process that can help communities achieve environmental objectives. Adaptive governance is a framework for managing social-ecological systems, and is the precursor to transformative governance. Adaptive governance accounts for spatial and temporal scale in order to minimize cross-scale effects of management actions, and can manifest into transformative governance if environmental conditions necessitate transformation. Transformative governance has the capacity to accommodate tradeoffs between stakeholders and scale, and foster transformation of social-ecological systems to more desirable conditions. While more research is needed, transformative governance has tremendous potential for urban social-ecological systems. While more research is needed, transformative governance has tremendous potential for urban social-ecological systems.

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Transformative Governance   (PDF,NA pp, 5143 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Product Published Date: 08/11/2017
Record Last Revised: 04/29/2018
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 337219