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Putting community to use in environmental policy making: emerging trends in Scotland and the UK

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Kirsty Holstead, Gerald Taylor Aiken, Will Eadson, Tim Braunholtz-Speight

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Community is frequently called upon in policy to meet environmental challenges. It is increasingly recognized that the success of these environmental interventions relies on community awareness and action. But what this emphasis on community does, and what the impacts are, are often neglected, or left uncritiqued. To explore this issue, we surveyed literature from the UK across four distinct environmental domains-energy, urban greenspace, water, and land-to chart what characterizes the use of community in pursuit of environmental goals. We highlight the main conceptual commonalities across the domains by focusing on research that gives insight into the increased interest in communities in environmental policy. In summary, we posit that where community is used environmentally, it brings with it (a) a reframing of justice, (b) processes of "public making," and (c) a rescaling of governance.

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Original languageEnglish
Article numbere12381
JournalGeography Compass
Volume12
Issue number9
Early online date19 Jul 2018
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Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2018

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  • Community Policy, Energy, Environmental Policy, Greenspace, Land, Water

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