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Nazli Choucri: Sustainable Development: Meaning & Metrics

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Nazli Choucri: Sustainable Development: Meaning & Metrics

  1. 1.                                                                                                                             Sustainable  Development:  Meaning  &  Metrics            ISCN  Session  on  Measuring  Work  and      Performance  of  the  University                  Nazli  Choucri          PoliCcal  Science    -­‐  MIT                      Director  –  GSSD@MIT                          ISCN  2014        Media  Lab,  MIT,  June  3,  2014                                                        Global  System  for  Sustainable  Development  
  2. 2.          Meanings  &  Metrics   •     Core  Concept   •       Rio  Framing   •       Expanded    Concepts   •  The  Parts  &  The  Whole   •     Boundaries   •       Standardiza8on  -­‐  Comparisons   •   The  Value  of  Metrics  &  Measures   •     Metrics  for  &  of  What?   •     Loads/capabili8es   •  Constraints,  Context,    &  Customiza8on   •  Global  System  for  Sustainable  Development   (GSSD)                                    NChoucri-­‐-­‐MIT  
  3. 3. NChoucri-­‐-­‐MIT  
  4. 4. 1.  A  strategy  for  integraCng  &  organizing  knowledge  in  a  domain  of   interest  in  mulC-­‐sector,  and  internaConal  terms;     2      A  method  to  represent  this  knowledge  by  a  plurality  of  interrelated   concepts,  and  interrelaConships  that  are  organized  in  internally   consistent  and  hierarchical  form   3  A  set  of  selecCon  and  retrieval  funcConaliCes  consisCng  of  search   engines  and  browsers  which  operate  over  the  system’s  quality-­‐ controlled  knowledge  base;     4.  Enhanced  capabiliCes  enabling  alternaCve  mulC-­‐lingual  knowledge   provision,  search,  &  navigaCon  capabiliCes;                                      What  is  GSSD?      
  5. 5. Site  OrganizaCon:     >   <GSSD.MIT.edu>  
  6. 6. Knowledge  Base  on   Sustainable  Development*   •  Concept  &  Theories   •  Indicators  &  Measures   •  Models  &  Case  Studies   •  Agreements  &  OrganizaCons   •  Policy,  Strategy  &  Responses   *Abstracts  (with  key  words)  and  link  to  sources.  
  7. 7. Popula8on   Consump8on   Unmet  Basic  Needs   Migra8on   Urbaniza8on   Energy   Water   Land   Agriculture   Industry  &   Manufacturing   Trace  &  Finance   Mobility  &  Transport   P R P R T   T   Governance  &   InsCtuCons   Conflict,  Violence   &  War   Simplified  RepresentaCon  of   GSSD  Knowledge  Content:       System  Supports   System  Damages   <GSSD.MIT.edu>   Dimensions  of  Sustainable  Development  
  8. 8. <GSSD.MIT.edu>                  Domains  of  Sustainability        
  9. 9. <GSSD.MIT.edu>                      Dimensions    of  Sustainability            
  10. 10.     <GSSD.MIT.edu>   Domains  &  Dimensions    of  Sustainability    
  11. 11. Cyberspace Supports for Sustainability*      **Reinforces  Sustainability  by:     •       de-­‐materializa8on   •         de-­‐spa8aliza8on       •         de-­‐centraliza8on  &     •         de-­‐massifica8on    Reduces  Disconnects  Between:   •         informa8on  &  use   •         stakeholders  &  government   •         planning  a  &  ac8on   •         policies    &  feedback                                                                                                  Facilitates  Access  to  Knowledge   • search  &  selec8on   • networking    for    content     • knowledge  sharing   • performance    &  measures                            NChoucri-­‐-­‐MIT   *Based  on  Nazli  Choucri,  Cyberpoli*cs  in  Interna*onal  Rela*ons,  MIT  Press,  2012:  pp.  205-­‐207   **  Selected  from  list  in  John  Seely  Brown  and  Paul  Druid,  The  Social  Life  of  Informa*on,  Harvard  Press,  2000.  
  12. 12. <GSSD.MIT.edu>  
  13. 13. <GSSD.MIT.edu>  

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