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Fuzzy cognitive mapping to appraise complex situations

Dodouras, S and James, P 2007, 'Fuzzy cognitive mapping to appraise complex situations' , Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 50 (6) , pp. 823-852.

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Abstract

The manner in which different societies and cultures utilise the natural environment for various activities can be myriad and complex to analyse. Whilst experience and the use of accepted methodologies have taught practitioners how to handle many of the issues and controversies linked to the sustainability impacts of proposed initiatives, many of these impacts are more controversial in nature. Systems thinking, based on fuzzy concepts, can provide some initial answers to the question of how to improve communication between heterogeneous groups of stakeholders because it demonstrates a greater respect for the knowledge of communities affected by various regeneration initiatives. Using the 2004 Olympics as a case study, the authors report on the potential applications of fuzzy cognitive mapping as a participatory approach for collecting, analysing and representing information from multiple stakeholders.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QH Natural history > QH001 General, inc. conservation, geographical distribution
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0964-0568
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2010 09:06
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:19
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9474

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