Operationalizing polycentricity for landscape resilience

Liu W ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3646-3456 (2019). Operationalizing polycentricity for landscape resilience. Landscape Architecture Frontiers 7 (3): 8-11. DOI:10.15302/J-LAF-1-010002.

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Abstract

Landscapes are complex adaptive socialecological systems that encompass human and natural and built environments, and provide essential public and common goods to societies. Facing fast socio-economic, environmental, and policy changes and increasing uncertainties, building resilience has emerged as a main objective for landscape planning, design, and management. A key strategy to make landscape social-ecological systems resilient is to form appropriate governance forms that can be responsive and adaptive to external shocks and other stressors. Polycentricity is such a form that has been proven to enhance resilience. By analyzing a variety of cases, it demonstrates polycentricity — both its breadth of inclusion and collaborative degree — can affect governance outcomes. This is the best of times to become more plural in theory and methodology in order to have a stronger capacity of navigating the complexities of landscape social-ecological systems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polycentricity; Landscape Resilience; Adaptive Governance; Complex Adaptive System
Research Programs: Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2019 05:56
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2019 05:56
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/16031

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