Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Hyuma Frankowski; Kate McKeown; Joel Mulligan , pp. 102. TEK/avd. för maskinteknik, 2009.

The work

Författare / Author: Hyuma Frankowski, Kate McKeown, Joel Mulligan
hyumaf@gmail.com, katealicia@gmail.com, joelmulligan2@gmail.com
Titel / Title: Building an International Cycling Community
Abstrakt Abstract:

With the increasing population and development of cities, addressing urban transportation is predicted to become a greater challenge. Cycling presents the opportunity to address urban mobility demands without the same degree of environmental, economic and social costs associated with conventional motorized transportation. The intent of this paper is to identify the commonalities and differences between cycling organisations, and what some examples of actions that take advantage of opportunities between these organisations could be. Backcasting from scientifically derived sustainability principles within the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development was used to validate our research topic. Qualitative research proceeded in four phases. Methods included: literature reviews, field visit, interviews, five-level and SWOT analyses, brainstorming and prioritisation. Research found communication and knowledge transfer within and between cycling organisations could be improved, but doing so requires leadership and resources that are usually lacking. Research also found that there is a desire to present cycling in an inspiring way, but there is a lack of expertise in doing so despite the current unprecedented increase in interest, initiatives and resource allocation related to cycling. As cycling gains more support, it will likely encourage a progressive shift throughout the entire transportation sector toward more sustainable development. This ultimately can play a significant role in moving toward a sustainable society.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Nyckelord / Keywords: strategic sustainable development, cycling, five-level framework, international community, collaboration, multiple stakeholders, mutual benefits

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: Anthony Thompson
anthony.thompson@bth.se
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för maskinteknik
S-371 41 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
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