Presentations

A primary objective of our research group’s work together is to conduct research that combines our observations from different collaborative learning networks, and to contribute to conceptual thinking in collaborative planning, social learning, and resilience thinking. Here are some of the products of this cross-cutting work:

Resilience Conference: May 2014, France: 

Collaborative Resilience in Practice I: Capacity Building
“This is one of three linked sessions that examine collaborative approaches to capacity building and social learning as well as collaborative approaches to participatory governance. The papers in this session focus on capacity building for adaptive and transformative change through collaborative techniques, such as mental modeling, transects, interviews, and other participatory action approaches. Authors describe collaborative efforts in North Central Java, Columbia River Basin US, Cornwall UK, rural Ghana, and other places, and engage with issues that these techniques, including agency, scalar relationships, power, institutional forces and normative assumptions, path dependence, and standpoint differences.”

Collaborative Resilience in Practice II: Social Learning
“This is one of three linked sessions that examine collaborative approaches to capacity building, collaborative governance, and social learning (this session). These papers consider how social learning takes place in collaborative, multi-stakeholder settings and across scales to address river and water catchment management, large landscape conservation, community fire-adaptation, climate change vulnerability assessment, and agroecological systems. Authors focus on how participants draw on different knowledge practices to determine ecological and social vulnerability and identify thresholds and regime shifts through techniques that include scenario planning and participatory methods.”

 Collaborative Resilience in Practice III: Governance
“This is one of three linked sessions that examine collaborative approaches to capacity building and social learning as well as collaborative governance (this session). These papers consider how collaborative governance can address the lack of political will, technical and institutional capacity to address complex, multi-scalar challenges such as sea level rise in Florida, economic decline in Ohio, and forest-dependent communities in Oregon. These authors consider how system boundaries are chosen so that they are meaningful for fostering adaptation or transformation, and how collaborative institutions are structured to address the tension between the need for stakeholder representation in a complex and multi-scalar system and the limits of inclusion needed to maintain engagement, trust, and a common information base.”

David presenting at the Plenary Session at the Resilience Conference in 2014

David presenting during the Plenary Session at the Resilience Conference in 2014

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