Building Sustainable Urban Communities: Can a common participatory space offer a solution?
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
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.
Community Development, Human Rights, Sustainability Principles, Urbanization, Participatory Governance, Basic Human Needs, Vision Building, Backcasting, Network Theory
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-4114Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivexD45031B883E7E7F4C1257247000E7BD4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-4114DiVA: diva2:831437
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law