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Urban ecological stewardship: understanding the structure, function and network of community-based urban land managementAuthor(s): Erika s. Svendsen; Lindsay K. Campbell
Source: Cities and the Environment. 1(1): 1-32.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionUrban environmental stewardship activities are on the rise in cities throughout the Northeast. Groups participating in stewardship activities range in age, size, and geography and represent an increasingly complex and dynamic arrangement of civil society, government and business sectors. To better understand the structure, function and network of these community-based urban land managers, an assessment was conducted in 2004 by the research subcommittee of the Urban Ecology Collaborative. The goal of the assessment was to better understand the role of stewardship organizations engaged in urban ecology initiatives in selected major cities in the Northeastern U.S.: Boston, New Haven, New York City, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. A total of 135 active organizations participated in this assessment. Findings include the discovery of a dynamic social network operating within cities, and a reserve of social capital and expertise that could be better utilized.
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CitationSvendsen, Erika s.; Campbell, Lindsay K. 2008. Urban ecological stewardship: understanding the structure, function and network of community-based urban land management. Cities and the Environment. 1(1): 1-32.
Keywordsurban ecology, stewardship, environmental planning
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