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Co-producing knowledge on the use of urban natural space: Participatory system dynamics modelling to understand a complex urban system

Pluchinotta, Irene; Zhou, Ke; Moore, Gemma; Salvia, Giuseppe; Belesova, Kristine; Mohajeri, Nahid; Hale, Joanna; ... Zimmermann, Nici; + view all (2024) Co-producing knowledge on the use of urban natural space: Participatory system dynamics modelling to understand a complex urban system. Journal of Environmental Management , 353 , Article 120110. 10.1016/j.jenvman.2024.120110. Green open access

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Abstract

Decision-makers are increasingly asked to act differently in how they respond to complex urban challenges, recognising the value in bringing together and integrating cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral knowledge to generate effective solutions. Participatory modelling allows to bring stakeholders together, enhance knowledge and understanding of a system, and identify the impacts of interventions to a given problem. This paper uses an interdisciplinary and systems approach to investigate a complex urban problem, using a participatory System Dynamics modelling process as an approach to facilitate learning and co-produce knowledge on the factors influencing the use of urban natural space. Stakeholders used a Systems Dynamics model and interface, as a tool to collectively identify pathways for improving the use of space and simulating their impacts. Under the lens of knowledge co-production, the paper reflects how such mechanisms can lead to the co-production of knowledge and social learning. The findings also contribute to identify ways of increasing the value of urban natural space focusing on urban areas undergoing physical and social transformation, such as the Thamesmead case study, London, UK.

Type: Article
Title: Co-producing knowledge on the use of urban natural space: Participatory system dynamics modelling to understand a complex urban system
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2024.120110
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2024.120110
Language: English
Additional information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The images or other third-party material in this article are included in the Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in the credit line; if the material is not included under the Creative Commons license, users will need to obtain permission from the license holder to reproduce the material. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Keywords: Transdisciplinary, Stakeholders, Sustainability, Participatory system dynamics, Participatory modelling, Simulation, Social learning, Thamesmead
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10186820
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