Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics Theses

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Thesis or dissertation

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Submitted to the Program of Organizational Dynamics, College of Liberal and Professional Studies, in the School of Arts and Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Advisor: Trudy Heller


This paper focuses on the tension surrounding land conservation and development in Chester County, Pennsylvania. I argue that community involvement is critical to preserve natural resources and ecosystems. The more stakeholders work together to prepare for future strains on their natural resources, the better the quality of life will be for people and for the other inhabitants of our natural world. I present a systems approach to this topic.


land conservation, systems approach to land conservation, community involvement in land conservation, Chester County, Pennsylvania



Date Posted: 04 April 2016