Essays about: "California"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 130 essays containing the word California.

  1. 1. Water Politics in a Water-Scarce Landscape : Examining the Groundwater Debate in California’s Central Valley

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia

    Author : Ayesha Ali; [2020]
    Keywords : Political Ecology; Water law; Groundwater; California; Agriculture; Climate Change;

    Abstract : The history of California is in many ways a story about water, and the outsized effect that droughts, floods, and seasonal precipitation rates have had on the political and economic development of the state over the past 170 years.  This thesis uses discourse analysis of historical and ongoing negotiations that have been presented in federal and state reports, narratives, case laws and legislation to explore how the discourse around water politics has been shaped in the state. READ MORE

  2. 2. A critical review of the intersection between design, ethics and technology : the social importance of designers and how ethics can truly be promoted through design

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskapLinköpings universitet/Tekniska högskolan

    Author : Jana Voykova; [2020]
    Keywords : ethical design; design ethics; critical design; speculative design; ethics; morality; technology; disruptive technology; innovation; autonomous vehicles; smart cities;

    Abstract : In his speech during the 2016 Speculative Design Symposium, held at the University of California, San Diego, Benjamin Bratton1 rightly argued that the job of 21st century design is to undo (much of) the design of the 20th.A number of recent controversial designs and practices in the business and public sphere have suddenly made ethical design (design ethics2) a hot topic in the design community. READ MORE

  3. 3. Banning Plastic Straw by Straw: Why California needs a more harmonized approach to plastics management

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Internationella miljöinstitutet

    Author : Rachel Adell; [2020]
    Keywords : Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Over 150 local communities in California have implemented plastic product bans as a way to decrease stress on landfills, reduce non-recyclable materials, and manage litter. Plastic product bans such as plastic bags, polystyrene, or single-use plastics, are used to address both local (e.g. litter reduction or community aesthetics), and global (e. READ MORE

  4. 4. There is no sun without shadow : investigating the attitudes towards California’s new solar energy mandate

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi; Lunds universitet/Humanekologi

    Author : Krisjanis Rudus; [2020]
    Keywords : solar; attitudes; mandate; energy transition; discourse analysis; California; energy security; entrepreneurial self; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : As the current energy system dependency on fossil fuels continues to perpetuate environmental harms, endangers economic stability and exaggerates international conflicts, there has been a growing momentum for a transition towards more sustainable forms of energies. When it comes to policies that aim towards a shift in energy systems, California has been recognized as one of the flagship regions in such solutions. READ MORE

  5. 5. Crowdsourcing of Complex Problems in Industrial Firms : A Case Study Within the Packaging Industry

    University essay from KTH/Industriell ekonomi och organisation (Inst.)

    Author : Asmen Gül; [2020]
    Keywords : Crowdsourcing; Complex Problems; Packaging Industry; Crowdsourcing; Komplexa Problem; Förpackningsindustrin;

    Abstract : This study takes root in the emergence of new crowdsourcing techniques that have made it possible to solve business problems of complex nature by reaching outside of traditional organizational boundaries. While crowdsourcing is not a new concept, emerging technological trends such as Industry 4. READ MORE