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Examining the sustainability impacts of mega-sports events: fuzzy mapping as a new integrated appraisal system

Dodouras, S and James, P 2004, Examining the sustainability impacts of mega-sports events: fuzzy mapping as a new integrated appraisal system , in: 4th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 29th March - 2nd April 2004, Salford.

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Abstract

Unlike other aspects of daily life and work, the pursuit of sustainable development in our communities requires an understanding of complex and sometimes counterintuitive processes that unfold over a long period of time. In order to develop these ideas it is necessary to find a situation, which is both complex and time constrained. Such a situation is found with mega-sport events and their host cities/regions. Many decision-making and problem-solving tasks are too complex to be understood quantitatively, however, people succeed by using knowledge that is imprecise rather than precise. Fuzzy logic is a powerful problem-solving methodology with a myriad of applications in embedded control and information processing. The authors report on progress towards their long-term objective of the development of an integrated appraisal system that can be considered as a new language; a new way of communication between academics, social, environmental scientists, politicians, decision-makers and the general public.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: fuzzy maps, integrated appraisal system, mega-sport events, sustainable development
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QH Natural history > QH001 General, inc. conservation, geographical distribution
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QH Natural history
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
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2010 11:22
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:19
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9511

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