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Sustainable Cities: Realizing the Seven Forms of Community Capital
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

This report aimed to understand the reasoning that leads cities to undertake efforts to move towards sustainability. Interviews and surveys were undertaken with cities that are following the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development and other models in moving towards sustainability to understand the motivators and drivers, the barriers and challenges, and the benefits that these cities have encountered and realized through the move to sustainability. The motivators and drivers, barriers and challenges, and benefits were categorized within seven forms of community capital – natural, economic/financial, physical/built, social, cultural, human, and political. Returns on investment were categorized, and those that were pronounced were highlighted. A guidebook has been developed to assist sustainability practitioners and sustainability leaders in cities to engage senior-level decision-makers with language that would encourage them to move towards sustainability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 164 p.
Keyword [en]
strategic sustainable development, urban sustainability, community engagement, drivers toward sustainability, barriers to sustainability, community capital
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Mechanical Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-3847Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivex094F598A9577B354C12575CA008120B1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-3847DiVA: diva2:831161
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SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
Uppsok
Technology
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If you would like to contact the authors, you can reach them at the email addresses below. Please replace (AT) with @ and (DOT) with . and remove all spaces. Adrian Mohareb - akmohareb (AT) gmail (DOT) com Kate Murray - katemariemurray (AT) gmail (DOT) com Chidi Ogbuagu - chidiogbuagu (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2009-06-04 Last updated: 2015-11-05Bibliographically approved

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