Search for dissertations about: "Sustainable development"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 1066 swedish dissertations containing the words Sustainable development.

  1. 1. Towards sustainable development : Indicators as a tool of local governance

    Author : Eva Mineur; Katarina Eckerberg; Neil Carter; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; sustainability indicators; policy discourse; sustainable development; public participation; institutional arrangements; indicator design; local governance; Swedish environmental politics; implementation; Political science; Statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : Beginning in the 1990s, sustainability indicators have rapidly been developed in different political contexts to measure progress towards reaching sustainable development. Previous research has largely focused on developing models and criteria for defining indicators in order to identify scientifically sound systems. READ MORE

  2. 2. Governing Development : The Millennium Development Goals and Gender Policy Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Author : Helena Hede Skagerlind; Jonas Tallberg; Kristina Jönsson; Jeffrey Checkel; Mathias Koenig-Archibugi; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Millennium Development Goals; sustainable development; gender equality; human rights; performance indicators; United Nations; Sub-Saharan Africa; Kenya; Ethiopia; economic conditionality; social influence; statsvetenskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Recent decades have witnessed an upsurge in the use of different forms of global performance assessments as a means to influence the behavior of states. Within the area of international development, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) reinforced the practice of development governance through global performance indicators (GPIs) and gained considerable agenda-setting power among the international development community. READ MORE

  3. 3. Designing with Urban Sound : Exploring methods for qualitative sound analysis of the built environment

    Author : Nina Hällgren; Katja Grillner; Björn Hellström; Gunnar Sandin; Konstfack; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Architecture; urban sound design; urban sound planning; soundscape; urban planning; artistic research; architectural research; Architectue;

    Abstract : The licentiate thesis Designing with Urban Sound explores the constitution and qualitative characteristics of urban sonic space from a design-oriented and practice-based perspective. The act of lifting forth and illuminating the interaction between architecture, the creation of sound and a sonic experience aims to examine and develop useful tools and methods for the representation, communication and analysis of the exterior sonic environment in complex architectural spaces. READ MORE

  4. 4. Learning and teaching sustainable development in global-local contexts

    Author : Birgitta Nordén; Malmö högskola; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Contextual Analysis; Critical Knowledge Capabilities; Deep approaches to learning; Deep approaches to teaching; Education for Sustainable Development; ESD; Environmental and Sustainabilty Education Research; ESER; Global classrooms; Global learning; Global eduction; Global - local contexts; Global Learning for Sustainable Development; GLSD; Global teaching and learning; Phenomenography; Sustainable Development; SD; sustainability; Teaching Approaches; Transdisciplinary Teaching; Transitions; Transnational education; Online learning; Transnational learning; Contextual Analysis; Deep Approaches to Learning; Deep Approaches to Teaching; Education for Sustainable Development ESD ; Environmental and Sustainabilty Education Research ESER ; Global Classrooms; Global Learning; Global Learning for Sustainable Development GLSD ; Global-Local Contexts;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis is to develop knowledge of teachingand learning sustainable development in global–local contexts. Theresearch field is global learning for sustainable development (GLSD). READ MORE

  5. 5. A Foundation for Sustainable Product Development

    Author : Sophie Hallstedt; Blekinge Tekniska Högskola; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SOCIAL SCIENCES; backcasting; decision processes; ecodesign; integrated; product development; sustainability principles; sustainable product development; strategic sustainable development;

    Abstract : Product development is a particularly critical intervention point for the transformation of society towards sustainability. Current socio-ecological impacts over product life-cycles are evidence that current practices are insufficient. READ MORE