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Systems Science Seminar: Bobby Cochran "WHO´S MAKING DECISIONS IN MARKETS FOR ECOSYSTEM SERVICES?: Using Network Science to Reveal New Patterns"
Friday, May 22, 2009 - 12:00pm to Friday, May 22, 2009 - 1:00pm

Systems Science Seminar

Date:
May 22, 2009

Location:
Harder House, Room 104

Time:
12-1 pm

Presenter(s):
Bobby Cochran

Title:
WHO´S MAKING DECISIONS IN MARKETS FOR ECOSYSTEM SERVICES?: Using Network Science to Reveal New Patterns

Abstract:
Market-based approaches to meeting environmental goals present an exciting governance mechanism with a potential to bridge these divides between urban and rural communities, technocratic and deliberative forms of governance, and the equity issues of who is best able to produce environmental benefits. Using social network analysis, this research provides empirical support that the power of environmental markets as a bridge stems not from their conception as places of economic exchange, but as forums for new social exchanges as diverse stakeholders negotiate new institutional designs.

Bio(s):
Bobby Cochran is an Adjunct Professor in the Dept of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State and the Environmental Marketplace Analyst at Clean Water Services in Washington County. He has his PhD in Urban Studies and Masters in Conflict Resolution and Public Policy.

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<Web-based remote access seminar>
We will use Adobe Connect for web-based remote access seminar.
Here is the URL that people should use to participate remotely:
http://psuniv.na3.acrobat.com/rooma

- Enter as a Guest: Type your name and enter the room
- What you can do:
1) Remote participants will hear the speaker and questions from the audience.
2) Remote participants will see the speakers and his/her presentation slides.
3) Remote participants can join the discussion by typing or speaking (if remote participants' mic is available)
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