Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Ashley Courtney; Brendan McShane; Ella Wiles , pp. 92. ING/School of Engineering, 2012.

The work

Författare / Author: Ashley Courtney, Brendan McShane, Ella Wiles,,
Titel / Title: Cultivating the Social Field: Strategically moving Urban Agricultural Projects towards Sustainability
Översatt titel / Translated title: Odla på det sociala området: Strategiskt flytta Urban jordbruksprojekt för hållbarhet
Abstrakt Abstract:

The urban landscape requires a shift to a more self-sufficient, healthy and sustainable future. Urban agricultural (UA) projects are one way to do so. This research explores how low-income UA projects in North America and Europe can be supported strategically in moving towards a sustainable future.

The authors analysed UA projects using the 5 Level Framework (5LF) and the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD) to understand their current reality and to help determine sustainable advances within UA projects. Leverage Points were also used as a subsidiary analytical tool to help pinpoint effective actions of change. Research resulted in the creation of Strategic Recommendations and guidance for UA projects to help foster a societal shift towards sustainability.

Populärvetenskaplig beskrivning / Popular science summary: An in-depth exploration of urban agriculture. Using the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development, an analysis was conducted, as well as looking at main barriers and enablers to success to determine what is the most strategic support urban agriculture projects need. An Ideal Project was created, complete with a set of 10 Foundational Values to build a vision on, 25 best practice recommendations and an ABCD planning process to move urban agriculture projects towards sustainability.
Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Business
Nyckelord / Keywords: Urban Agriculture, Sustainability, Urban Regeneration, Community Engagement, Strategic Sustainable Development, Systems Thinking

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8v3rg2
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/08/2012
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Karl-Henrik Robèrt
Examinator / Examiner: Prof. Göran Broman
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: ING/School of Engineering

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