Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Delfin Yılmaz; Kirill Kazbekov; Merve Titiz , pp. 60. ING/School of Engineering, 2011.

The work

Författare / Author: Delfin Yılmaz, Kirill Kazbekov, Merve Titiz
Titel / Title: Decision Making for Strategic Sustainable Development in Selected Swedish Ecovillages
Abstrakt Abstract:

Despite of significant role of collective decision making in strategic community development towards sustainability, this area is seen to be generally underestimated by community planners and ecovillage members, comparing with, for example, legal, financial and technological aspects of community life. This study aims to understand how Strategic Sustainable Development (SSD) perspective can contribute to decision making procedures in ecovillages in Sweden. The research examines how decision making procedures work in ecovillages today and to which extent strategic component, viewed through SSD perspective, is currently incorporated. Secondly research explores how SSD perspective could possibly be incorporated into decision making procedures in ecovillages, in order to foster their development towards sustainability. To address this purpose decision making model was created, based on literature review; three ecovillage studies were conducted; and recommendations were offered, based on findings from literature and findings from current experience of selected ecovillages in Sweden.

Ämnesord / Subject: Humaniora - the Humanities\Sociology
Arbetsvetenskap - Human Work Science\General
Environmental Studies\General
Nyckelord / Keywords: Strategic sustainable development, Sustainable community development, Participatory decision making, Decision making in ecovillages, Swedish ecovillages, Social sustainability

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8hplqe
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/10/2011
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Edith Callaghan, Andre Benaim,
Examinator / Examiner: Tamara Connell
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: ING/School of Engineering

+46 455 38 50 00
I samarbete med / In co-operation with: Ecovillages project coordinator: Robert Hall

Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: bth2011yilmaz.pdf (308 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)