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Title

The interactional approach to adaptive capacity: researching adaptation in socially diverse, wildfire prone communities
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Travis B. Paveglio
Publication Year: 2023

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • community
  • community adaptation
  • community engagement
  • local planning
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: January 17, 2023
FRAMES Record Number: 67336

Description

This article outlines an approach for understanding the ways that local social context influences differential community adaptation to wildfire risk. I explain how my approach drew from Wilkinson’s interactional theory of community during various stages of its evolution and describe a series of advancements developed while extending the theory to promote collective action for wildfire. Extensions of Wilkinson’s work include organizing a range of adaptive capacity characteristics that help document differential community capacity for wildfire adaptation, introduction of 'community archetypes' that reflect patterns of key adaptive capacity characteristics across cases, and development of fire adaptation 'pathways' - combinations of policies, actions, and programs tailored to a range of community conditions. Throughout the article, I illustrate the utility of Wilkinson's conceptions about community and make the case for its continued guidance in promoting practically oriented research and extension efforts that contribute to tailored community development.

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Citation:
Paveglio, Travis B. 2023. The interactional approach to adaptive capacity: researching adaptation in socially diverse, wildfire prone communities. Local Development & Society online early.