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Record number 512542
Title Collaborative governance of a peri‐urban enclave: how a farm became nature and citizen oriented
Author(s) Westerink, J.
Source In: Second International Conference on Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society Reconnecting Agriculture and Food Chains to Societal Needs. - - p. 361 - 362.
Event agriculture in an urbanizing society, Rome, 2015-09-14/2015-09-17
Department(s) Alterra - Nature and society
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2015
Abstract This paper is about peri‐urban farmers who turned the threat of the city into an opportunity, by collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders, and by developing a strategy aimed at delivering ecosystem services. This way, they made their farm too important to be converted into a residential area or urban park. Although citizen involvement with the farm has grown, involvement of governmental actors has dwindled as soon as collaborative action was achieved. This paper makes a plea for learning in addition to action.1 Keywords – collaborative governance, peri‐urban farming, ecosystem services, farming for nature
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