Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Christina Boldero; William Paton; Charlotte Schou , pp. 85. ING/School of Engineering, 2012.

The work

Författare / Author: Christina Boldero, William Paton, Charlotte Schou
Titel / Title: Community Mapping & Strategic Sustainable Development: Navigating Towards A Sustainable Future
Abstrakt Abstract:

The world faces sustainability challenges directly attributable to human behaviour, and expected to irreparably degrade the socio-ecological system. Cartography (mapping) is a diverse planning and communicating discipline used for strategic development of global and local solutions to these challenges. Its flexible yet robust technology can generate common understanding of issues and inspire successful solutions. This thesis studied community mapping, specifically how community mapping practitioners (CMPs) can use community mapping tools (CMTs) more effectively for Strategic Sustainable Development (SSD). Data of current SSD strengths of six CMTs was collected using the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD) and 13 interviews with practitioners. Thirty-six Key Elements (KEs) of guidance for CMPs to use CMTs were developed. A Compass Model was designed to interlink the KEs, in eight interrelated categories, with the ABCD Strategic Planning Process (ABCD). The results suggest that CMPs using CMTs combined with an SSD approach have the potential to create effective solutions towards sustainability.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Nyckelord / Keywords: ABCD Strategic Planning Process (ABCD), community mapping, Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development, participatory GIS, Strategic Sustainable Development, sustainability.

Publication info

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


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

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