Geog310-2010-WickedProblems-2

Geog310-2010-WickedProblems-2 - Learning objectives B y t h...

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Unformatted text preview: Learning objectives B y t h e e n d o f t h i s l e c t u r e , y o u s h o u l d b e a b l e t o r Define a ‘wicked problem’ r Explain the relevance of this concept to environmental and resource management Geog 310 W2009 1 Geog 310 W2009 2 r W h y d o w e c r e a t e e n v i r o n m e n t a l p r o b l e m s a n d w h y c a n ’ t w e s o l v e t h e m ? Wicked Problems A w i c k e d p r o b l e m r Is difficult to define (multiple views) r Is persistent r Is unstable r Has multiple, often inter-dependent causes Geog 310 W2009 3 Why are ‘wicked problems’ so hard to solve? r No clear solution r Unforeseen consequences r Requires changing behaviour r Multiple responsibilities Geog 310 W2009 4 W i c k e d p r o b l e m s a r e s o c i a l l y c o m p l e x t o d e f i n e a n d t o s o l v e … a n d s o a r e o f t e n n o t r e s o l v e d . Geog 310 W2009 5 Where did the idea of wicked problems come from?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course GEO 310 taught by Professor Various during the Spring '10 term at The University of British Columbia.

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Geog310-2010-WickedProblems-2 - Learning objectives B y t h...

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