BOOK LAUNCH: Systems Mapping: how to build and use causal models of systems by Pete Barbrook-Johnson and Alexandra Penn
Tuesday 27th September 2022, 13:00 – 14:00 BST
Please join us for this virtual book launch for the new open access book (i.e. free PDF available) on systems mapping by CECAN members Dr Pete Barbrook-Johnson and Dr Alexandra Penn. Pete and Alex will introduce the book before we hear from a range of systems mapping experts as well as researchers and practitioners using systems mapping in their work. We will then close with an open Q&A session.
Speakers will include: Dan McGonigle (Head of Systems, Innovation and Futures, CSA’s Office, UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Prof Birgit Kopainsky, (Professor in System Dynamics, University of Bergen), and Prof Petra Meier, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow.
How to Join:
This talk will take place via a Zoom Webinar – please click here to register for a place.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.
About the Book:
This open access book explores a range of new and older systems mapping methods focused on representing causal relationships in systems. In a practical manner, it describes the methods and considers the differences between them; describes how to use them yourself; describes how to choose between and combine them; considers the role of data, evidence, and stakeholder opinion; and describes how they can be useful in a range of policy and research settings. This book provides a key starting point and general-purpose resource for understanding complex adaptive systems in practical, actionable, and participatory ways. The book successfully meets the growing need in a range of social, environmental, and policy challenges for a richer more nuanced, yet actionable and participatory understanding of the world. The authors provide a clear framework to alleviate any confusion about the use of appropriate terms and methods, enhance the appreciation of the value they can bring, and clearly explain the differences between approaches and the resulting outputs of mapping processes and analysis.