Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Alexandra Chuvarayan; Celia Peterson; Isabelle Martel , pp. 98. TEK/avd. för maskinteknik, 2005.

The work

Författare / Author: Alexandra Chuvarayan, Celia Peterson, Isabelle Martel,,
Titel / Title: A Strategic Approach for Sustainability and Resilience Planning within Municipalities
Abstrakt Abstract:

This research started by recognizing the role that local, municipal governments can play to reach the global goal of sustainability. In addition,a municipal community must be able to cope with change and disturbance in order to successfully achieve a sustainable future. This research
investigates how improving municipal resilience can be a strategy to reach sustainability, and answers the primary research question “How can planning resilience help a municipal government lead a community towards
sustainability?” Research was conducted through an inter-disciplinary literature review focusing on identifying key characteristics of resilience.Other methods included diagramming exercises to identify factors which
foster or undermine resilience characteristics. Finally, implementable measures where identified which municipalities can implement to improve
resilience and sustainability. These measures were selected using a synergy matrix, which helps select measures which most support principles for sustainability and resilience characteristics. The feasibility and current adoption of such measures was checked through interviews with municipal experts of Swedish, Canadian and Finnish municipalities.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Nyckelord / Keywords: municipal planning, sustainability, resilience, TNS framework

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 01/08/2007
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Handledare / Supervisor: David Waldron,Henrik Ny,
Examinator / Examiner:
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för maskinteknik
S-371 41 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00

Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: 20070104resiliencefinal.pdf (1070 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)