Developing a use-case for brownfield decision support systems

Hammond, Ellis; Beriro, Darren; Coulon, Frederic; Hallett, Stephen. 2022 Developing a use-case for brownfield decision support systems. [Lecture] In: The 2022 International Symposium on Resilient and Sustainable Cities & The 22nd Annual General Meeting of UK-CARE, Online, 6-8 Dec 2022. British Geological Survey. (Unpublished)

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The complex nature of brownfields means that making decisions about their regeneration can be challenging and involve of a wide range of stakeholders. To support these stakeholders, data driven spatial decision support systems are often used. For these kinds of tools to be effective, a comprehensive understanding of user requirements is crucial. We have adopted the Design Thinking methodology in order to structure our investigation into the development of a detailed use-case for the development of a novel brownfield decision support system. This research builds on previous large-scale stakeholder engagement (Hammond et al., 2022) and critical review (Hammond et al., 2021). In developing the use case, we have focussed on three stakeholder archetypes within a city region Combined Authority: a Strategic Land-Use Planner, a Brownfield Regeneration Officer, and a Digital Spatial Planning Officer. Methods used for stakeholder analysis and use case development include semi-structured interviews and focus group discussion. We present a synthesis of detailed user personas, user stories, and the definition of shared and unique challenge areas for the three stakeholder types. Key areas for DSS impact include findability and visualisation of data, communication of information related to economic viability, and assisting with evidence gathering for master planning. We present how use-cases influence the ideation and prototyping of a novel brownfield decision support system. Keywords Brownfield Redevelopment, Decision Support Systems, Stakeholder Engagement Biography Ellis Hammond is a NERC UK funded PhD student at the British Geological Survey & Cranfield University. His research is investigating the development and application of digital tools to solve brownfield redevelopment challenges.

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Additional Keywords: IGRD
Date made live: 08 Feb 2023 15:43 +0 (UTC)

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