Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Augusto Cuginotti; Karen Marie Miller; Freek van der Pluijm , pp. 73. TEK/avd. för maskinteknik, 2008.

The work

Författare / Author: Augusto Cuginotti, Karen Marie Miller, Freek van der Pluijm
Titel / Title: Design and Decision Making: Backcasting using principles to implement cradle-to-cradle
Abstrakt Abstract:

Human society is currently designed based on linear patterns, without concern for and interactions with the biosphere. The natural world works in cycles, and in order to interact with these systems in a sustainable way, the redesign of human society according to the paradigm of cyclical thinking is required. This paper explores the synthesis and synergies between the cradle-to-cradle concept and a Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development in the context of sustainable development. The research tests whether Backcasting using Sustainability Principles is supportive to the implementation of the cradle-to-cradle concept and draws on relevant literature as well as interviews with experts. Based upon this research a process tool is designed and tested within a case study. Results indicate that, when backcasting using sustainability principles, principles for design and principles for decision-making provide synergistic characteristics in the process of implementation. Inspiring design principles, such as the ones suggested by the cradle-to-cradle concept, provide powerful engagement for a social learning process that works towards sustainable development. A structured decision-making process based on backcasting using sustainability principles provides the constraints and criteria for robust decision-making along the journey.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Nyckelord / Keywords: Strategic sustainable development, cradle-to-cradle, design, decision making, backcasting using principles.

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/09/2008
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


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