Neighborhood Networks: Natural Resource Management In New Southwest And Hollins Market (presentation)

HUSTON, ZANDRA

Social network analysis is a potentially powerful tool for evaluating how relationships among individuals and organizations affect the flow of resources in natural resource management regimes at different scales. This presentation will explore the use of social network analysis to understand the relationship between social networks and the stewardship of open spaces at the neighborhood scale. This work is preliminary and limited to two neighborhoods in Baltimore: New Southwest and Hollins Market. Our goals are both to understand whether and how the level of organization among individuals, informal, and formal organizations affect resource stewardship, and evaluate the utility of social network analysis tools to understand and explain those relationships.