Type

Journal Article

Authors

Karen Foley
Marcus Collier
Mark J. Scott
Mick Lennon

Subjects

Economics

Topics
spatial planning problem solving deliberative methods informal learning non linear green infrastructure ecosystem approach decision making

Developing green infrastructure ‘thinking’: devising and applying an interactive group-based methodology for practitioners (2015)

Abstract Recent years have witnessed a wave of interest in the concept of green infrastructure (GI) as a means of applying an ecosystem approach to spatial planning practice; however, more limited attention has been paid to decision-making processes or tools to enhance GI within spatial plans and guidance. We address this deficit by reporting on the development and application of an interactive group-based methodology to enhance GI ‘thinking’ and interdisciplinary collaboration, drawing on the literature on the sociology of interactions. Our findings suggest that a game-based approach to GI problem-solving was successful in breaking down professional barriers by creating an informal learning arena, providing an enabling opportunity for participants to solve problems in an iterative, non-linear style to develop principles for action with transferability to ongoing plan formation. This style of problem-solving was characterised by shifting norms and routines of interaction, leading to problem re-framing and a search for alternative solutions.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Karen Foley, Marcus Collier, Mark J. Scott, Mick Lennon

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Karen Foley
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 3
 
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Marcus Collier
Trinity College Dublin
Total Publications: 37
 
3
Mark J. Scott
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 20
 
4
Mick Lennon
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 33