Place-based diversification: How can we develop pathways to transition to diversified shared landscapes?
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Forestry, viticulture, and beef and lamb production dominate the Marlborough landscape, sharing land and water with other communities nested in the landscape.
This project aims to understand these communities’ visions for their place, and identify connections and relationships that need to be established to achieve a shared vision and facilitate collaborative regional change.
Researchers will conduct interviews to construct a shared vision of land use in Marlborough that strikes a balance between the needs of all groups that share the region’s land and water.
The potential for diversification to support this shared vision, and the social license to operate of primary sectors in the region, will also be explored. Different ways to support communities to imagine, plan and begin transitioning towards diversification will be identified and assessed.