Wednesday, February 17

 11:00am - 12:30pm

Bridging Divergent Information Sources to Support Evidence-Based Decisions

Wednesday, February 17, 11:30 - 12:00 Planning Methods – Engagement Methods

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Decision makers ask planners to concisely present evidence to support their planning recommendations. This presentation will present some Yukon regional planning case studies where information on a range of values was condensed into a limited number of maps or tables. These values often: are divergent; have different cultural origins (e.g., traditional or local knowledge and scientific or western knowledge); and vary in quality, comprehensiveness, and type (i.e., quantitative vs qualitative). This presentation will focus on spatial techniques, including MARXAN (for conservation area design), expert guided land use forecasting, and tabular comparisons (e.g., consequence tables). The challenges and potential solutions to the technical, social and process aspects of presenting, comparing and analysing such divergent information will underpin this presentation.