Green Infrastructure Adoption and Collaboration in Tucson, AZ

Authors: Andrea Gerlak*, University of Arizona, Alison Elder*, University of Arizona, Emily Bell, University of California, Davis, Lena Berger, University of Arizona, Mitch Pavao-Zuckerman, University of Maryland, College Park, Drew Sanderford, University of Arizona, Adam Henry, University of Arizona, Gary Pivo, University of Arizona, Edna Liliana Gomez Fernandez, University of Arizona
Topics: Water Resources and Hydrology, Urban Geography, Environment
Keywords: green infrastructure, water, cities, equity, policy, governance
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Jefferson, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
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This paper examines how different actors contribute to and collaborate on green infrastructure in Tucson, AZ. It focuses on how entrepreneurial actos have advanced niche innovations in the policy network, and how these innovations have become more common and complex over time. It relies on socio-technical transition, policy learning, and policy change theory to understand how fringe community actors built momentum for and produced a learning network for socio-technical transitions to occur. It addresses how equity issues have been taken up in the process yet, uncovers inequalities in access and effectiveness of implementation of GI practices in Tucson.

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