Developing green infrastructure ‘thinking’: devising and applying an interactive group-based methodology for practitioners
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|Title:||Developing green infrastructure ‘thinking’: devising and applying an interactive group-based methodology for practitioners||Authors:||Lennon, Mick
Scott, Mark J.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/10240||Date:||24-Jun-2015||Online since:||2019-05-01T09:39:37Z||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.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Taylor & Francis||Journal:||Journal of Environmental Planning and Management||Volume:||59||Issue:||5||Start page:||843||End page:||865||Copyright (published version):||© 2015 University of Newcastle upon Tyne||Keywords:||Green infrastructure; Deliberative methods; Problem-solving||DOI:||10.1080/09640568.2015.1042152||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection|
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