A systems approach to modeling community development projects

Title

A systems approach to modeling community development projects

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Description

This book makes the case for a systems approach to small-scale community development projects. It specifically looks at the application of one branch of systems science, called system dynamics, to develop conceptual models of small-scale communities and address specific issues they might be facing at different scales. A systems approach recognizes that, by definition, communities are complex adaptive systems consisting of multiple subsystems and parts (e.g., individuals, institutions, and infrastructure) that are interconnected, driven by some purpose, follow certain rules, and interact with each other and with their surrounding environment. In order to address community issues and problems, complexity and uncertainty must be embraced and dealt with.

ISBN

9781606505182

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Document Type

Book

Publisher

Momentum Press

City

New York, NY

Department

Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering

Keywords

Community development -- Simulation methods; Project management -- Simulation methods; Systems engineering; Community development. fast (OCoLC)fst00870818; Systems engineering. fast (OCoLC)fst01141455

Disciplines

Civil and Environmental Engineering | Engineering | Structural Engineering