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This website is about Community Modelling, it explains how to use this method and tells you where to find more information.

COMMUNITY MODELLING

Community Modelling (CM) is a way for local people to access the tools used by scientists and authorities to manage environmental problems.

 

It brings local people's knowledge together with environmental science and uses computer models to examine local issues.

 

Community Modelling is particularly useful for volunteer groups who produce detailed knowledge about local environments and want to communicate with decision makers.

1. Invite

People, ideas and tools

2. Inventory

Local and scientific knowledge

3. Analyse

Local environmental problems with scientific tools

4. Calibrate

Knowledge about local environments

THE CONCEPT

 

Local knowledge

Detailed, precise, people-based; hard to organise and communicate.

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Scientific knowledge

Averaged, systematic, instrument-based; fails to recognise local specificity.

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COMMUNITY MODELLING

Bridges the gap by tailoring scientific tools for local use.

Community Modelling explained by Sarah Whatmore.

The idea behind the website by Sarah Whatmore.

PROJECTS

CONTEXT

CONTACT THE CM TEAM

This website is published a team of human geography researchers in the School of Geography and the Environment at University of Oxford.

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