Essays about: "sustainability science"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 303 essays containing the words sustainability science.

  1. 1. An oasis without water : a hydro-social investigation into how agricultural water use and management influences water scarcity in the Ferghana Valley, Central Asia

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Oliver Watson; [2017]
    Keywords : water scarcity; Ferghana Valley; water user associations; remote sensing; mixed methods; sustainability science; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Water scarcity can have severe implications for society; endangering human health and food security whilst also exacerbating social conflict around the world. These issues are exemplified in the case of the Ferghana Valley in Central Asia, where much of the valley suffers from water scarcity and conflicts despite having adequate water sources. READ MORE

  2. 2. Environmental Justice and Waste Management : location of landfills and socioeconomic conditions in São Paulo (SP, Brazil)

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Débora Tau Zymberg Tomaszewski; [2017]
    Keywords : environmental justice; waste management; landfill; São Paulo; Brazil; sustainability science; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Environmentally safe disposal of urban waste is a global concern that recently gained a new dimension through the lens of Environmental Justice, with a growing literature showing correlation between the placement of waste facilities and disadvantaged groups in society. This thesis seeks to verify whether landfills in the city of São Paulo are located in regions where socially and economically vulnerable groups live, in order to promote the inclusion of the concept of environmental justice in the solid waste management planning process. READ MORE

  3. 3. No shared vision for the sharing economy? : exploring the transformative potential of the non-profit sharing economy in Southern Sweden

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Annabel Schickner; Sanne Raggers; [2017]
    Keywords : sharing economy; collaborative consumption; non-profit sharing; transformative social innovation; sustainability science; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Consumerism contributes to sustainability problems of social fragmentation and environmental degradation. In response to this the sharing economy is a relatively new and rapidly growing phenomenon. READ MORE

  4. 4. Home is where the Earth is : exploring the adoption of vernacular architecture in urban housing in India

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Neha Satheesan; [2017]
    Keywords : sustainable transition; social practice; urban housing; sustainability science; vernacular architecture; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : India has yet to build 70% of the buildings that will exist in 2030. The housing industry in India has been growing rapidly in an effort to keep up with increasing urbanization, population growth and aspirational consumption. READ MORE

  5. 5. Who owns the wind? : community wind co-ops to combat commodification

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Robert Wade; [2017]
    Keywords : wind energy; commodification; commons; social consequences; reification; cooperative; sustainability science; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The threat of potentially catastrophic climate change has led to 195 countries pledging to keep global average temperature rise well below 2°C based on pre-industrial levels. Wind energy technology has developed to a point where it can make a significant contribution to meeting this objective. READ MORE