Workshop at Beirut Arab University
Jan 2- 4, 2019
Participants were introduced to the Vester Sensitivity systems modeling tool. One of the main features of the modeling tool is its mediation capacity. An exemplary case was chosen for the district of Tarik-Al-Jadidah, Beirut. The purpose of the workshop was to demonstrate how the sensitivity analysis can contribute to solving complex problems of urban health and wellbeing and be applied at the interdisciplinary UrbanLab at Beirut Arab University. Participants modeled noise pollution in the district of Taril-Al-Jadidah, Beirut, Lebanon.
Participants from the faculties of architecture, science, humanities, engineering and social sciences.
The participatory modeling tool helps to define the systemic role of each component of a system in terms of its strength of impact on other system components. By determining each the interrelations, the behavior of the entire system is defined. Policy tests can be run to test the outcomes of specific interventions.
The systemic role of each variable is characterised by being 'active', 'reactive', 'buffering' or 'critical'. Impact values of each variable on every other variable are measured from 0 to 3.