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A systems approach for the sustainable development of coastal-rural regions

Alice Guittard, Ebun Akinsete, Phoebe Koundouri, Rachel Tiller and Peter Viaene
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Alice Guittard: ICRE8
Ebun Akinsete: ICRE8

No 2205, DEOS Working Papers from Athens University of Economics and Business

Abstract: Tools and approaches to support evidence-based policy making and strategic planning are central to achieving long term sustainable development. In particular, where coastal communities are concerned, their complex nature demands methods capable of capturing a holistic picture of the socio-ecological interactions at play. This paper presents a system approach, combining qualitative and quantitative methodologies - participatory stakeholder engagement tools with system dynamic modeling - within a co-creation process, in order to identify problems and set up evidence-based business roadmaps and policy actions. These actions are focused on coastal-rural synergies and cross-sectoral collaborations in order to drive coastal-rural regions towards a sustainable future. The paper outlines the process by which researchers work collaboratively with local stakeholders to co-produce business roadmaps and policy actions, to be used as strategic guideline for local development.

Keywords: system thinking; systems dynamics; cross-sectoral collaborations; stakeholder engagement; coastal-rural development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022-01-27
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