08 Aug

The Origins of the Concept of “Wicked Problems”

I recently came across the first article to coin the phrase, “wicked problem.” It’s quite a short, engaging, and well-written piece, and worth the read for anyone working on the social side of sustainability and the environment.

The citation is: Rittel, Hortst W. J. and Melvin M. Webber, “Dilemmas in a General Theory of Planning”, Policy Sciences 4 (1973)

Here is a link to the article: https://archive.epa.gov/reg3esd1/data/web/pdf/rittel%2bwebber%2bdilemmas%2bgeneral_theory_of_planning.pdf