These pages give an overview of the project. The
project summary is also available for download
in booklet form.
We provide a short introduction to the Western
Division and ask what makes the Division so special with particular
reference to its environment, society and economy. We also ask what
does sustainability mean for the Division.
>>> Read the introduction
This section describes the techniques we used
for allocating and assessing land uses. We talk about the
stakeholders who were involved in the project and how they interacted
with each other. We show how participants explored the concept of
multiple land use and propose that the products of this process
are important inputs to regional policy design.
>>> See what
the stakeholders did
The policy stream of the project started with
an historical investigation of natural resource management in the
Division. This was followed by an analysis of laws and policies
that control the allocation of land use. We introduce you to the
range of policy makers who participated in the design of proposals
for institutional change. Summaries
of the proposals are available with links to the full set of
tables for those who are looking for specific
recommendations. Along the way we introduce you to some tools for
visualising the complexity of institutional relationships.
out about exploring and designing institutions
The final section of this summary lists the aspects
of ecological and social theory that underpin the methods we have
used. We also talk about our strategies for adoption of project
outputs and the methods we have used for project evaluation.
>>> Get a background
of our theory and methods