Essays about: "sustainable building developing"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 82 essays containing the words sustainable building developing.

  1. 1. Practices for co-productive planning modes: Urban development in Cape Town : A case study based on the implementation of a design and building development incubator

    University essay from KTH/Urbana och regionala studier

    Author : Idil Warsame; [2019]
    Keywords : Co-production; spatial planning; housing; urban development; informal settlements; small-scale; local communities;

    Abstract : Together with a steadily increasing urban population, South Africa and the city of Cape Town is facing continuously expanding informal settlements and communities with no access to basic human services or adequate housing. There’s an urgent need to design, plan and implement alternative and creative approaches to help stimulate an equal, inclusive and sustainable urban development and strategic spatial planning. READ MORE

  2. 2. GSM Based Technology as a Tool to Reach Higher Financial Inclusion in Rural Areas : The Digitising of Savings Groups

    University essay from KTH/Skolan för elektroteknik och datavetenskap (EECS); KTH/Skolan för elektroteknik och datavetenskap (EECS)

    Author : Jeanna Peebo; Alexandra Kosovic; [2019]
    Keywords : USSD; Savings Groups; Xitique; Financial inclusion; Women empowerment; M-pesa;

    Abstract : Digital aid to increase financial inclusion in developing countries is an increasing area of interest growing together with the global expansion of mobile phone penetration. This paper analyzes technical, social and financial aspects of the possibility of digitizing Xitique, a local community-based microfinance model in rural Mozambique. READ MORE

  3. 3. Resilience in urban hydrology : A study of storm water management in the municipality of Stockholm

    University essay from KTH/Hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik

    Author : Boel Lindberg; [2019]
    Keywords : Storm water management; Storm water; Stormwater; Blue structures; Resilience in infrastructure; Urban runoff;

    Abstract : The environmental issues of storm water in the urban environment is addressed in political policies on many different governance levels. The concept of “sustainable storm water” in Europe uses the natural water cycle as a template for urban drainage, and the EU has a water framework directive (WFD) with a systems approach, using drainage basins as the starting point of all actions. READ MORE

  4. 4. Developing a Bottom Up Cost Calculation Model and Methodology for Thermal Storage Applications

    University essay from KTH/Kraft- och värmeteknologi

    Author : Thomas Li; [2019]
    Keywords : Thermal Storage; Bottom up cost calculation; Methodology; Molten Salt; CSP; Ice thermal Storage;

    Abstract : Increasing storage for energy is one of the most important challenges today to overcome in order to enable higher penetration of renewable energy in the existing energy systems. Thermal storage is one category of energy storage that has been successfully demonstrated in a number of engineering projects and is showing promising potential in the future. READ MORE

  5. 5. Powering Africa by Empowering its People : An Action Research study at a Zambian microgrid company building local capacity to reach large scale viability

    University essay from KTH/Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM)

    Author : Jonatan Ala-Mutka; [2019]
    Keywords : Microgrids; Off-grid power system; Rural Electrification; Sub-Saharan Africa; solar power; local capacity building; commercial microgrid business; sustainable development; diffusion; training of rural populations; organizational change; Action Research; Mikronät; fristående energisystem; landsbygds elektrifiering; Sub-Saharan Afrika; Solkraft; Lokal kapacitets utveckling; kommersiellt mikronäts företag; hållbar utveckling; Utbildning av lokalbefolkning; organisatorisk förändring; Action Research;

    Abstract : Despite recent advances in the global electrification rates, increasing from 76% in 1990 to 85% in 2012, the United Nations goal of universal access to electricity by 2030 is still far from achieved, with an estimated 1.1 billion people still without access to electricity. READ MORE