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Scenario Planning for Sustainability: Understanding and Enhancing Participation in Group Deliberations

Abstract Scenario planning originally garnered attention within the corporate sector as a tool to manage energy transitions, but it has gained traction within the field of sustainability. It is a process for exploring potential futures and thinking critically about complex decisions that involve high degrees of uncertainty. It is also effective in shifting mental models, engaging diverse stakeholders, and enhancing organizational learning, making it ideal for the complex problems that sustainability seeks to address. The resulting insights from scenario planning are typically used in strategic planning, which further aligns it with sustainability’s commitments to action-oriented solutions.

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Created Date 2015
Contributor Rodegher, Sandra Lina (Author) / Selin, Cynthia L (Advisor) / Shiota, Michelle (Committee member) / McGregor, Joan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sustainability / Social psychology / Ethics / authentic participation / ethics / justice / power / status / sustainability
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 208 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Sustainability 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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