Journal of Geography  & Natural Disasters

Journal of Geography  & Natural Disasters
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0587


Considering the Socio-ecological Co-construction of Nature Conceptions as a Basis for Urban Environmental Governance

Skandrani Z

This paper addresses the evolution of nature conceptions in the last two decades as a response to the global ecological crisis and the parallel redefinition of landscape and society-environment relations it implied. Skandrani then further proceeds to explain current conservation disputes based on these conceptual refashioning and illustrate how social conflicts develop out of the diversity of nowadays co-existing nature understandings. Skandrani discusses how scientific research could help resolve potential social-ecological conflicts and better inform environmental governance through the critical analysis of the societal processes and interactive dynamics between human and non-human stakeholders shaping conflicting nature conceptions.