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Mapping Environmental Sustainability: Reflecting on Systemic Practices for Participatory Research

Sue Oreszczyn and Andy Lane


Environmental sustainability involves the interaction of a number of complex adaptive systems that rely on an understanding of human relationships and perspectives that are widely contested. This book explains how visual mapping techniques, based on systems concepts and theories, can be used to facilitate, explore, and capture the different understandings of the relationships, perspectives, and boundaries involved in environmental sustainability to obtain a more complete comprehension of the concept and develop plans for action. Built on practical case studies that are used in conjunction with ... More

Keywords: environmental sustainability, human relationships, visual mapping techniques

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447331575
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447331575.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sue Oreszczyn, editor
The Open University

Andy Lane, editor
The Open University

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One Introduction

Sue Oreszczyn and Andy Lane

Three Researching agri-environmental problems with others

Sue Oreszczyn, Les Levidow and Dave Wield

Five Using visual approaches with Indigenous communities

Andrea Berardi, Jay Mistry, Lakeram Haynes, Deirdre Jafferally, Elisa Bignante, Grace Albert, Rebecca Xavier, Ryan Benjamin and Géraud de Ville

Six Mapping muck: stakeholders’ views on organic waste

Andy Lane, Rachel Slater and Sue Oreszczyn

Seven Understanding and developing communities of practice through diagramming

Chris Blackmore, Natalie Foster, Kevin Collins and Ray Ison

Ten Conclusions

Andy Lane and Sue Oreszczyn

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