WIT Press


A Systemic Approach On Rising Complexities In Urban Environments

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT000131

Volume

49

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

969 kb

Author(s)

St. Carsten & G. Mattrisch

Abstract

The paper highlights the need for an integrated approach in urban sciences. Overall, economical, political, societal, and many more issues have to be dealt with in the urban decision processes. It is evident to handle both, various influential factors and the interrelations between these factors. Urban stakeholders - politicians, city planners, managers, institutions/organisations - are especially affected by these conditions. Appropriate methods and tools would support urban stakeholders in their strategical work. This paper presents the sensitivity analysis as a tool that enables the integration of qualitative and quantitative data, the derivation of alternative scenarios, and the development of consistent and plausible implications. Thus, the sensitivity analysis works like a decision-support-tool, ie. tool fin

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