Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

Learn about the Fire Adapted Communities Learning network...
100 Resilient Cities Initiative

100 Resilient Cities Initiative

Learn about the 100 Resilient Cities Initiative...
Locally Managed Marine Areas Network

Locally Managed Marine Areas Network

Learn about Locally Managed Marine Areas Networks across the globe...
STEM Learning Network

STEM Learning Network

Learn about the ecosystem of STEM Learning Networks in North America...

What are Collaborative Learning Networks?

Collaborative learning networks (CLNs) are a promising approach to fostering learning and adaptive change at multiple spatial and temporal scales, engaging individuals across organizations, disciplines, and jurisdictions. CLNs create a dynamic environment through which innovation can flow and shared capacity can grow. Our objective is to help CLN’s weave their networks, and through these partnerships identify how to design and facilitate adaptive CLNs that promote resilience.


Our interest in CLNs began in 2005 with a study of the US Fire Learning Network, and has grown to encompass other CLNs and contribute to theories of resilience, collaborative governance, and social learning. Our ideas, plans, publications, and partner links are available through this website. We welcome your interest and feedback.