Abstract for: Causal Loop Diagrams for Understanding Issues in Collaborative Decision-Making of Urban Greenspace Regeneration

Urban greenspace regeneration has become a growing trend worldwide to improve residents’ well-being and quality of life. Collaborative decision-making is needed to deliver to accommodate and sustain common benefits among multiple stakeholders. However, integrating collaboration into mainstream practices is complex and hindered by multiple socio-institutional factors. This study aims to reveal the cause-and-effect chains within key issues related to collaborative decision-making from the perspective of stakeholders' perceptions. The study uses a multi-step methodology, including qualitative research, social network analysis, and a system dynamics approach. This study contributes to the understanding of issues related to collaborative decision-making for urban greenspace regeneration from both holistic and local perspectives.