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Foresight Analysis at the Regional Level - A Participatory Methodological Framework

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Author(s): Anastasia Stratigea | Chrysaida – Aliki Papadopoulou

Journal: Journal of Management and Strategy
ISSN 1923-3965

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2013;
Original page

ABSTRACT
The focus of the present paper is on the potential of participatory scenario planning as a tool for regional future studies. More specifically, a methodological framework for participatory scenario planning is presented, integrating an analytical participatory scenario planning approach (the LIPSOR model) with the Focus Groups and Future Workshop participatory tools. This framework is applied to a Greek rural region, for building scenarios and structuring policies for its future rural development. The specific region is in front of a great challenge referring to the potential location of a large infrastructure (airport), which can drive a considerable socio-economic restructuring, affecting mostly the agricultural sector due to the land loss and the pressures exerted from competitive land uses around the airport area.
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