Live Web Seminar – ALCES Toolkit: Regional development and land-use dynamics
Announcing the sixth webinar in the Big Data, System Dynamics, and XMILE webinar series! Join us on March 4 as Dr. Brad Stelfox, Matt Carlson, and Noah Purves-Smith of ALCES Landscape and Land-Use Ltd.
present ALCES Toolkit: Regional development and land-use dynamics.
The team of presenters will demonstrate the ALCES Toolkit and its application to real land-use policy issues. The framework they have developed combines a system dynamics model that allows for the quick investigation of project impacts on the local environment and then uses that information to paint a clear picture of the geographic spread of the resulting changes. The combination is powerful and insightful and a great example of how system dynamics can be combined with other technologies to deliver results that can be understood and acted upon.
North America has a diverse suite of landscapes that have been shaped by an equally diverse set of land uses and natural disturbances. Each land use creates significant benefits to society, but also causes significant challenges to regional managers concerned about achieving performance across a broad suite of economic, social, and ecological indicators. Confronted by legislative requirements focused on triple bottom line performance, new planning tools are required to explore the frontiers of landscape/land-use issues and solutions. The toolkit enables stakeholders to visualize the key dynamics of both land uses (crops, livestock, mining, forestry, oil and gas, transportation, tourism, residential) and natural disturbances (fire, insects, climate, climate change), providing a quantitative understanding of the outcome of alternative land-use trajectories to performance of key ecological, economic, and social indicators.
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The series showcases exemplar applications of System Dynamics in the areas of environment, business, health care, and public policy and discusses new opportunities that will be available as the XMILE standard is adopted. Visit xmile.systemdynamics.org
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