How can System Dynamics contribute to trans-formation in social-ecological systems?

Mo. 21. Sep 2020

System Dynamics is a computer-based approach for policy analysis and design in complex dynamic systems. It has a long tradition of facilitating learning about complex systems through the use of system diagrams and computer simulation models. System Dynamics utilizes those tools, often in participatory settings, to develop an understanding of the interdependent structures of dynamic systems, that is, the ability to: discover and represent feedback processes (both reinforc-ing and balancing) hypothesized to underlie observed patterns of system be-havior; identify stock and flow relationships; recognize delays and understand their impact; identify nonlinearities; and design policies that avoid, as much as possible, the occurrence of rebound effects and other unanticipated conse-quences.
In this talk, I will present two case studies that use participatory system dynam-ics to facilitate transformation in social-ecological systems: the first case study is about the construction and building sector in a developed country while the second case study looks at the resilience of food systems in a developing country context. Based on these two case studies, I will reflect on some of the key insights that a system dynamics approach allows and how these can be brought about.

Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Birgit Kopainsky System Dynamics Group, University of Bergen, Norway in englischer Sprache


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