Governance of landscape systems: A dinner party approach
C.B. Flora; A. Thiboumery
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Soil and Water Conservation Society
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This chapter creates an extended metaphor comparing the governance of landscape systems to a dinner party. Common themes of both of these include collaboration, proper etiquette, diversity of interests, power relations, integration, inclusion, and facilitation. There are a lot of responsibilities as a good host–similarly it can be a difficult and long process to establish, coordinate, and maintain a successful landscape system. It is important to make sure that guests, or stakeholders, feel respected, comfortable, and engaged. Complex adaptive systems aim to have legitimacy, fairness, transparency, and accountability because with these conditions the collaboration process will be successful.