Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Natalie Haltrich; Ella Lawton; Geoffrey Stack , pp. 125. TEK/avd. för maskinteknik, 2008.

The work

Författare / Author: Natalie Haltrich, Ella Lawton, Geoffrey Stack,,
Titel / Title: Co-Creating Community with a Needs Based Design Approach to Urban Design and Planning
Abstrakt Abstract:

The development of the human built environment is an essential component to achieving and maintaining a sustainable society. Much has been done to develop tools, techniques and approaches for creating ‘green’ or ‘sustainable’ neighbourhoods yet they rarely demonstrate the capacity to address the wider socio-ecological requirements for achieving success. This paper studies the current approaches to green design and planning, proposes a new approach called Needs Based Design (NBD), and identifies the gaps that exist between the two. Results indicate that NBD is based on a firm foundation, is widely applicable, and can support and spur regional sustainable development initiatives and positive behaviour change within communities. It fills three major gaps identified in current green design by utilising systems thinking and a shared language and framework, and focusing on the needs of individuals within communities. Concerns exist, however, about its reliance on broad community participation and ongoing education. In theory, NBD allows project teams to implement their work within the context of a strategic sustainable development perspective. Recommended now is practical application and testing.

Populärvetenskaplig beskrivning / Popular science summary: Both a Master's thesis and an introductory guide, as a supplement to the thesis, are included.
Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Fysisk planering - Spatial Planning\Local Planning
Samhällsvetenskap - Social Sciences\Education
Nyckelord / Keywords: Sustainable urban design, Strategic Sustainable Development, backcasting, needs, participation, behaviour change

Publication info

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


Handledare / Supervisor: Richard Blume
Examinator / Examiner: Richard Blume, Karl-Henrik Robert
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för maskinteknik
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