Social strategy games in communicating trade-offs between mitigation and adaptation in cities

Sirkku Juhola, Patrick Arthur Driscoll, Pablo Suarez, Janot Mendler de Suarez

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Cities are becoming the locus of climate change policy and planning, both for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change. These actions involve a number of trade-offs, including densification of the urban structure, concerns over social equity and the proper use of green infrastructure for adaptation. Many of these impacts are difficult to quantify and their interdependencies are often challenging to comprehend and communicate. There are a number of outstanding gaps in knowledge both in research and in practice in relation to how decisions are made between adaptation and mitigation strategies and what kinds of negative and positive synergies can be identified between them. This paper explores how social games can help people to communicate the trade-offs between mitigation and adaptation measures in an urban environment and examines the possibilities of using social gaming as a research method. Data was collected from Denmark, Finland and the US through organized gaming sessions. The conclusion of the study is that social games, although methodologically challenging, are a promising method to communicate complex planning problems.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftUrban Climate
Vol/bind4
Sider (fra-til)102-116
ISSN2212-0955
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2013

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Juhola, Sirkku ; Driscoll, Patrick Arthur ; Suarez, Pablo ; Mendler de Suarez, Janot. / Social strategy games in communicating trade-offs between mitigation and adaptation in cities. I: Urban Climate. 2013 ; Bind 4. s. 102-116.
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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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