This is the webpage of Dr. Gordon Hickey, Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar at McGill University, Canada. Please browse this site to find out more about his research and how you can get involved!
Research into sustainable futures is a vital component of sustainable development, simultaneously spanning economic, social and environmental issues. It draws on scientific knowledge from diverse disciplines to analyze policy-relevant problems.
Throughout the world, environmental issues and their management have become increasingly recognized as critical considerations in public policy, particularly in relation to sustainable development. The main tenet of sustainable development is that environmental, social and, economic values will be balanced in decision-making and that intergenerational equity will be at the forefront of government policy initiatives. As a result, many agencies are actively pursuing reform in their policies and practices to encompass a broader range of values and management strategies that are consistent with the principles of sustainable development.
There are, however, important conceptual, practical and institutional challenges associated with developing innovative and sustainable natural resource management policies and practices within an interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder framework.
Through quantitative and qualitative studies using sustainability indicators, case studies, model-based systems, network analysis, institutional analysis and comparison, our research aims to produce results that are appropriate to the decision being considered.
The research being conducted in the Sustainable Futures Research Laboratory seeks to be interdisciplinary, international and applied.
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