Carmen Sirianni

Civic Innovation at Urban and Watershed Levels – Potential Lessons for Action

Civic innovations, especially at the urban and watershed levels over the past several decades, provide some important foundations for thinking about the active, problem-solving roles that citizens can play in mitigation of and adaptation to climate change. I will provide a few rich cases of civic participation and collaboration among nonprofit associations and public agencies (at various levels of the federal system in the U.S.), and then sketch some of the challenges of mitigation and adaptation that these might help address.

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