The UPRM – DHS Coastal Resilience Center (CRC) and the National Institute of Energy and Island Sustainability (INESI) invites you to the webinar Convergence Ecotones: A New Framework for Understanding Adaptive Learning and Community Resilience. This will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM AST (UTC-4) by Dr. Cecilio Ortiz Garcia, Professor of Political Science, Department of Social Science, UPR Mayagüez; Hubert H. Humphrey Distinguished Visiting Professor, Environmental Studies, Macalester College.
|Convergence Ecotones: A New Framework for Understanding Adaptive Learning and Community Resilience
In a world confronting “wicked problems” (from climate change to structural racism), the role of a single expertise has come into question (“getting the engineering right is not enough”) in providing solutions to these intractable problems. The concept of convergence (NSF’s one of the 21Century 10 Great Ideas) has been suggested as crucial to the development of co-production of knowledge and more just sustainable transitions. However, despite high hopes on its effectiveness, little is still known as to how convergence works. To better understand the process of convergence, we apply landscape ecology’s concept of ecotones to suggest a new framework for community resilience and adaptation analysis. Utilizing Convergence Ecotones allow for a more granular visualization of human-technology-ecology relations, its tensions, vulnerabilities and capacities as well as resources surpluses and gaps many times generated by scientific manufactured ignorance. A better understanding of convergence ecotones can help open the black box of multi-sectoral engagement for knowledge co-production and infrastructural innovation codesign for community resilience.
Conference Language: Spanish
C.E. Contact Hours: 2.0 UPRM-DHS CRC
Cost free. Please register at the link below to send you the connection link.
A certificate of participation will be issued to all attendees and you can accumulate contact hours of the UPRM – DHS Coastal Resilience Center Achievement Program.
Disclaimer: The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the U.S Department of Homeland Security.
Acknowledgment: This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under Grant Award Number 2015-ST-061-ND0001-01.