ERIC Number: ED085317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Enviro County: A Gaming Simulation of Regional Planning Process.
Cohan, Peter H.
Environ County is a simulation gaming activity designed to provide insight into regional planning. Developed as a learning experience for decision makers and public participants, the simulation emphasizes the integration of political, social, economic, and environmental issues in the resolution of five complex sociotechnical problems. The game simulates a meeting of the Regional Planning Commission of a fictitious county in which participants assume roles of commission members and interested citizens. Package data includes a newspaper, a large three-dimensional model of the county, a notebook of resource information, and a general introduction with regulations. An informal atmosphere of leaderless group discussion and a formal structure of parliamentary procedures force a confrontation and decision on the problems and issues presented. The political, social, economic, and environmental considerations that should arise during the game are discussed in the game handbook, as well as intended audience participation roles. Details of the evaluation process, a list of county participants, and a description of the county are appended. (Author/KSM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.