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Community Mapping & Strategic Sustainable Development: Navigating Towards A Sustainable Future
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

The world faces sustainability challenges directly attributable to human behaviour, and expected to irreparably degrade the socio-ecological system. Cartography (mapping) is a diverse planning and communicating discipline used for strategic development of global and local solutions to these challenges. Its flexible yet robust technology can generate common understanding of issues and inspire successful solutions. This thesis studied community mapping, specifically how community mapping practitioners (CMPs) can use community mapping tools (CMTs) more effectively for Strategic Sustainable Development (SSD). Data of current SSD strengths of six CMTs was collected using the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD) and 13 interviews with practitioners. Thirty-six Key Elements (KEs) of guidance for CMPs to use CMTs were developed. A Compass Model was designed to interlink the KEs, in eight interrelated categories, with the ABCD Strategic Planning Process (ABCD). The results suggest that CMPs using CMTs combined with an SSD approach have the potential to create effective solutions towards sustainability.

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2012. , 85 p.
Keyword [en]
ABCD Strategic Planning Process (ABCD), community mapping, Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development, participatory GIS, Strategic Sustainable Development, sustainability.
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-3137Local ID: diva2:830436
Educational program
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2012-06-06 Last updated: 2015-11-09Bibliographically approved

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