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The Participatory System Mapper, PRSM

The Participatory System Mapper, PRSM

CECAN has been developing a new app, called PRSM, which runs in a web browser and which helps groups of people collaboratively develop networks or ‘maps’ of policy and other systems online.

CECAN Special Issue of the Journal ‘Evaluation’: Policy Evaluation for a Complex World

CECAN Special Issue of the Journal ‘Evaluation’: Policy Evaluation for a Complex World

CECAN recently guest edited a special issue of the leading evaluation journal ‘Evaluation’. The issue, written by members of CECAN and some of its collaborators, aims to bring together a set of ideas and methods for handling complexity in evaluation based on extensive practical experience in addressing these issues, from a research perspective, in UK central government evaluation.

Helping Health Services Plan for Covid-19

Helping Health Services Plan for Covid-19

Between March and July 2020 Brian Castellani and Pete Barbrook-Johnson became part of the COVID-19 Community Health and Social Care Modelling Team at Durham University.

CECAN Webinar: Trophic Analysis of Directed Networks

CECAN Webinar: Trophic Analysis of Directed Networks

Directed networks are used in many domains. Particularly relevant examples to evaluation and appraisal are systems maps and influence maps. Trophic analysis indicates how far up or downstream each node is and computes a quantity called trophic incoherence, but perhaps better called circularity, which indicates the extent to which the network fails to line up with each node feeding to nodes at the next level.

CECAN Webinar: Systems Approaches to Water Management and Infrastructure Planning for Zero-Pollution Targets

CECAN Webinar: Systems Approaches to Water Management and Infrastructure Planning for Zero-Pollution Targets

At a time of system shocks, significant underlying challenges have been revealed in current approaches to delivering infrastructure, including the need for holistic assessment and that infrastructure users in many societies feel distant from nature. In this seminar, I will present methods for integrated land use planning and sustainable water management.

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