Poster: The Role of Social Capital in Soil Conservation Management

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Social capital is a form of “people power” that can be harnessed by anyone regardless of their position in society (Onyx and Bullen, 2000, p. 39). In natural resource management, the assumption that social capital encourages community involvement and participation is vital to addressing environmental challenges at the community-level, as social capital fosters sustainability (Miller & Buys, 2008). For planners, social capital is an invaluable resource that builds and harnesses collaboration within communities allowing them to thrive. This poster will provide planners, particularly planners working internationally on environmental challenges, with an example of how social capital influences the adoption of sustainable practices and how public-private partnerships strengthen social capital thus improving natural resource management within a community. 


Elizabeth Musoke , Topeka , KS (see bio)
Activity Type: Posters
NPC Topic: International