[Agroforestry] Sustainable Development Simulation (SDSIM)
(by luisgutierrez from peoplepc.com)
Wed Aug 11 22:06:38 EST 2010
In anticipation of the UN MDG summit (20-22 September 2010), I have put
together a "Sustainable Development Simulation" (SDSIM), using the
"system dynamics" method, to analyze trade-offs between social/human
development priorities and economic development priorities.
The simulation nodes are human population, human consumption, energy
consumption, cumulative pollution, biosphere integrity, climate
integrity, ecological capital, financial capital, social capital, and
human capital. I have just posted the simulation model and user
interface, as follows:
Sustainable Development Simulation (SDSIM) Version 1
Any comments would be appreciated, especially regarding the still
tentative definitions of social and human capital. I would be grateful
if you forward this notice to anyone who might be interested. If anyone
has the STELLA software, I would be happy to send you the .STM file,
which includes the user interface, the complete flow diagram, and the
annotated list of equations.
I need some critical reviews to determine if my work is on the right
path toward something that could be useful to analyze trade-offs between
social/human development priorities and economic development priorities.
Luis T. Gutierrez, Ph.D.
The Pelican Web (http://pelicanweb.org)
Editor, PelicanWeb's Journal of Sustainable Development
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