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The use of multi-actor systems for studying social sustainability: theoretical backgrounds and pseudo-specifications

Faber, N.R. and Jorna, R.J. (2011) The use of multi-actor systems for studying social sustainability: theoretical backgrounds and pseudo-specifications. In: Proceedings of the 2011 15th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design.

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Abstract

Ecologically based simulations models have been used extensively in sustainability research from the beginning and still dominate the field. Current simulation models of sustainability are limited in addressing the central role human behavior has within this domain. We argue that simulations for sustainability should incorporate plausible cognitive and social actors to obtain insights in the problems related to sustainability. Such actors need to be equipped with functions of perception, mobility, learning, communication, and coordination to form a simulation model for social sustainability.

Item Type:Chapter/Part of Book
Institutes:Fryske Akademy
ID Code:9037
Deposited On:09 Aug 2011 02:00
Last Modified:24 Apr 2012 16:42

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