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Geog310-2010-WickedProblems-2 - Learning objectives By the...

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Learning objectives By the end of this lecture, you should be able to ring2 Define a ‘wicked problem’ ring2 Explain the relevance of this concept to environmental and resource management Geog 310 W2009 1 Geog 310 W2009 2 ring2 Why do we create environmental problems and why can’t we solve them? Wicked Problems A wicked problem ring2 Is difficult to define (multiple views) ring2 Is persistent ring2 Is unstable ring2 Has multiple, often inter-dependent causes Geog 310 W2009 3 Why are ‘wicked problems’ so hard to solve? ring2 No clear solution ring2 Unforeseen consequences ring2 Requires changing behaviour ring2 Multiple responsibilities Geog 310 W2009 4
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Wicked problems are socially complex to define and to solve…and so are often not resolved. Geog 310 W2009 5 Where did the idea of wicked problems come from? Geog 310 W2009 6 Small group exercise ring2 Think of an example of a wicked problem ring2 Discuss with your neighbour(s) Geog 310 W2009 7 Why are environmental issues likely to be ‘wicked problems’?
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