Understanding Stakeholder Participation in Research as Part of Sustainable Development

Abstract: Participation is often presented as a ‘good’ thing and a fairer way to represent views and opinions outside narrow confines of interest and expertise. However, the roots of participatory approaches within research contexts are deep and numerous twists and turns demonstrate a confused and possibly confusing morphology with significant gaps and weaknesses. In this […]

Transdisciplinary Sustainability: The Council for Frontiers of Knowledge

This paper introduces the work and diversity of the Council for Frontiers of Knowledge (CFK). In a series of vignettes relating to the intellectual interests of some of the leading academics working with the CFK, both the mission and the trans- disciplinary oversight of the agency are explored. Cecilia Agrell, Simon Bell, Filipo Bosco, Dermot […]

Teaching Environmental Management Competencies Online: Towards Authentic Collaboration?

Abstract: Environmental Management (EM) is taught in many Higher Education Institutions in the UK. Most this provision is studied full-time on campuses by younger adults preparing themselves for subsequent employment, but not necessarily as environmental managers, and this experience can be very different from the complexities of real-life situations. This formal academic teaching or initial […]

DPSIR = A Problem Structuring Method? An Exploration from the ‘‘Imagine’’ Approach

Abstract: The Drivers, Pressures, State, Impact and Response or DPSIR framework has been with us for over a decade now and it is widely used as a means to assess and measure and, eventually provide a guide to managing the environment. With its repertoire of diagnostic and analytical components the DPSIR can be argued to […]

London’s Olympic Legacy and the Imagine Methodology

Abstract: In 2010 Future of London commissioned academics to work with representatives from the London Boroughs, to consider the legacy of the Olympic Village taking shape in Stratford, in the East End of London. The exercise, in the form of a workshop, was to: review the current context/situation; prioritize issues; envisage future options; explore and […]

The Innovation of Multiview 3 for Development Professionals

Abstract: The Multiview Methodology for Information Systems Development has never been a widely used or mass-market approach. It has always had a small user base, a localised approach to a global issue: coherent IS development. This paper concerns the underreported innovation of the Multiview3 methodology for Information systems analysis, design and development – specifically designed […]