Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Adrian Mohareb; Kate Murray; Chidi Ogbuagu , pp. 164. TEK/avd. för maskinteknik, 2009.

The work

Författare / Author: Adrian Mohareb, Kate Murray, Chidi Ogbuagu
Titel / Title: Sustainable Cities - Realizing the Seven Forms of Community Capital
Abstrakt Abstract:

This report aimed to understand the reasoning that leads cities to undertake efforts to move towards sustainability. Interviews and surveys were undertaken with cities that are following the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development and other models in moving towards sustainability to understand the motivators and drivers, the barriers and challenges, and the benefits that these cities have encountered and realized through the move to sustainability. The motivators and drivers, barriers and challenges, and benefits were categorized within seven forms of community capital – natural, economic/financial, physical/built, social, cultural, human, and political. Returns on investment were categorized, and those that were pronounced were highlighted. A guidebook has been developed to assist sustainability practitioners and sustainability leaders in cities to engage senior-level decision-makers with language that would encourage them to move towards sustainability.

Ämnesord / Subject: Maskinteknik - Mechanical Engineering\General

Nyckelord / Keywords: strategic sustainable development, urban sustainability, community engagement, drivers toward sustainability, barriers to sustainability, community capital

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/04/2009
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)

Context

Handledare / Supervisor: Tamara Connell, Karen Miller
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för maskinteknik
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Anmärkningar / Comments:

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Chidi Ogbuagu - chidiogbuagu (AT) gmail (DOT) com