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Augustenborg: A Sustainable Community Assessment: Considering the Sense of Community
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

During the last decades, sustainable development has generated a growing attention in the world.Eco-city projects, as a step towards practical application of sustainable development theories, havesprung up in various defined spaces. Besides the technical achievements in environmentalsustainability, it is also necessary to develop social sustainability in human habitats. The initialmotivation of this study was to present Augustenborg as an example for other projects to borrowexperience. Based on the PEBOSCA framework, the theoretical system of sense of community,and the interdisciplinary theories of sustainable community development, the study assessed anexisting sustainable community - Augustenborg considering the sense of community by utilizingliterature review and field study. Furthermore, residents’ needs and participation management, twotopics were discussed in an interdisciplinary way to help to optimize sustainable process incommunities.

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Keyword [en]
Sustainable Development, Sustainable Community Development, Sense of Community, Augustenborg, PEBOSCA, Interdisciplinary
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Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-160852OAI: diva2:453287
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
Life Earth Science
Available from: 2011-11-03 Created: 2011-11-01 Last updated: 2011-11-03Bibliographically approved

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