Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Frederick Ebeneku-Anim; Ingrid Jacobson; Margaret McRoberts; Pierre Munyura , pp. 109. TEK/avd. för maskinteknik, 2005.

The work

Författare / Author: Frederick Ebeneku-Anim, Ingrid Jacobson, Margaret McRoberts, Pierre Munyura
Titel / Title: Building Sustainable Urban Communities: Can a common participatory space offer a solution?
Abstrakt Abstract:

Globalization and rapid urbanization in the developing world have been contributing greatly to a current unsustainable reality. In order to move towards a sustainable society, the strength of people working collectively as a community must be recognized and harnessed to begin making changes from the bottom up. This thesis will examine how a common participatory space has the potential to become a community hub, and to foster participatory dialogue, negotiation and decision-making within urban communities of poverty. After examining the current reality, including present development practices, this research strives to find universal elements for a common participatory space where vision building and strategic community action can flourish. This study also examines the processes needed to engage community members in the cultivation, creation and maintenance of a common participatory space.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Samhällsvetenskap - Social Sciences\Sociology
Nyckelord / Keywords: Community Development, Human Rights, Sustainability Principles, Urbanization, Participatory Governance, Basic Human Needs, Vision Building, Backcasting, Network Theory

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 01/08/2007
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master

Context

Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för maskinteknik
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