Geo-information tools for stakeholder engagement in environmental decision-making: “best practice” recommendations from a UK case study

Hafferty, Caitlin ORCID: 0000-0002-4512-1338, Berry, Robert ORCID: 0000-0002-7714-5211 and Ordford, S (2021) Geo-information tools for stakeholder engagement in environmental decision-making: “best practice” recommendations from a UK case study. In: 29th GIS Research UK Annual Conference, 14th to 16th April 2021, Online (Cardiff).

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Abstract

This paper provides knowledge and recommendations for the “best practice” use of information, communication, and collaboration technologies for stakeholder engagement in UK-based planning and environmental decision-making. Tackling complex environmental issues requires inclusive and participatory decision-making processes, however current frameworks overlook the impact of technology on achieving positive outcomes. We conduct a two-stage study (including a survey, N = 58; and semi-structured interviews, N = 38) to capture experts’ experiences of engagement during the Covid-19 pandemic. Results offer a snapshot into the use of participatory geo-information tools – highlighting key challenges and considerations for policymakers and practitioners.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4665809
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public and stakeholder engagement; Participatory geo-information tools; Environmental decision-making; Best practice; UK
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > S589.75 Agriculture and the environment
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Ella Rowe
Date Deposited: 05 May 2021 08:24
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2021 09:31
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/9625

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