Serrao-Neumann, S., Cox, M., & Low Choy, D. (2018). Bridging adaptive learning and desired natural resource management outcomes: Insights from Australian planners. Planning Practice & Research, 34(2), 149–167. https://doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2018.1549188
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Natural resource management (NRM) has been increasingly guided by governance arrangements seeking less centralized and hierarchical and more integrated and adaptive approaches to achieve desired social-ecological outcomes. Successful implementation of these approaches requires adaptive learning which entails the application of individual, institutional and social learning to adaptive co-management. This paper proposes and validates a conceptual model that identifies components of adaptive learning and their relationships with desired NRM outcomes. Supported by on-ground experience of Australian NRM planners, it discusses three key insights to enable bridging between adaptive learning and NRM outcomes: changing focus away from economic-efficiency culture, supporting learning and knowledge exchange structures, and reinventing practice.
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Planning Practice & Research online on 26 November 2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02697459.2018.1549188