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Building Sustainable Urban Communities: Can a common participatory space offer a solution?
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.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
2005 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Globalization and rapid urbanization in the developing world have been contributing greatly to a current unsustainable reality. In order to move towards a sustainable society, the strength of people working collectively as a community must be recognized and harnessed to begin making changes from the bottom up. This thesis will examine how a common participatory space has the potential to become a community hub, and to foster participatory dialogue, negotiation and decision-making within urban communities of poverty. After examining the current reality, including present development practices, this research strives to find universal elements for a common participatory space where vision building and strategic community action can flourish. This study also examines the processes needed to engage community members in the cultivation, creation and maintenance of a common participatory space.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. , 109 p.
Keyword [en]
Community Development, Human Rights, Sustainability Principles, Urbanization, Participatory Governance, Basic Human Needs, Vision Building, Backcasting, Network Theory
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-4114Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivexD45031B883E7E7F4C1257247000E7BD4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-4114DiVA: diva2:831437
Educational program
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2006-12-17 Last updated: 2015-11-05Bibliographically approved

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