Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Anthony Guido; Hamideh Farzaneh; JingJing Guo , pp. 99. ING/School of Engineering, 2012.

The work

Författare / Author: Anthony Guido, Hamideh Farzaneh, JingJing Guo
Titel / Title: Social Actions of Strategic Sustainable Development
Översatt titel / Translated title: Social Actions of Strategic Sustainable Development
Abstrakt Abstract:

Sustainable Development was conceived as a visionary idea to have society meet the needs of the today while also considering those of future generations. The Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development was developed to provide an operational planning methodology to move society towards ecological and social sustainability. While abundant scientific research and project work have been completed in the ecological issues area - a significant gap remains regarding Social Sustainability. This research project sought to identify leading Actions of Social Sustainability that might strategically remove the systemic conditions (barriers) to Social Sustainability. Reducing the complexity of Social Sustainability for sustainability practitioners can be helpful for working within Strategic Sustainable Development. Using an assessment tool based on Social
Sustainability Actions Criteria, leading Actions of Strategic Sustainable Development emerged from case studies and interviews research with social sustainability practitioners and experts. Although this research
process was successful, the study of Social Sustainability Actions also resulted in two aspects of proposed discovery: a means to identify systems
barriers within a Social Sustainability Actions Criteria Tool and a model of Core Characteristics of Social Sustainability Actions. Additionally proposed, 3 potential Universal Categories of Social Sustainability Actions.

Populärvetenskaplig beskrivning / Popular science summary: Actions speak louder than words - It means a lot more if we act on our beliefs than if we just talk about them. In this research project, the Action Level of The Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development is researched with regards to possible leading actions, a strategic planning model for grass roots sustainability work, and 3 potential universal categories for Social Sustainability actions.
Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Nyckelord / Keywords: Strategic Sustainable Development, Social Sustainability, Sustainability Practitioners, Social Sustainability Actions

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8v65xv
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/11/2012
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


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

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