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Urbanization - Introduction Urbanization: The process by which more and more people leave the countryside to live in cities (Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary). Sustainable development: The ability of an activity or development to continue in the long term without undermining that part of the environment which sustains it (Scottish Natural Heritage, 1993). The process of urbanization and the population growth across the world has been increasing over the last 40 years, and it is expected to happen in the developing countries' urban areas....   [tags: Sustainable Development] 2284 words
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Change Management - This assignment will discuss the response of the Canadian business market to the force of sustainability. Sustainability includes both sustainable development and corporate sustainability. When sustainable development and corporate sustainability are valued in a company, it aligns the views of various stakeholders, which can lead to financial success. In the past, sustainability was not valued, mainly because of a lack of knowledge and an aversion to the costs of sustainability reporting. However, with increased consumer awareness and the promotion of environmental and social value, more companies are moving towards a state of sustainability....   [tags: Sustainable Development, Corporate Sustainability] 1973 words
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Sustainable and Successful Innovation - Today, almost all organizations face a dynamic environment characterized by rapid technological change, shortening product life cycles, and globalizations. Organizations need to be more creative and innovative than before to survive, to compete, to grow, and to lead (Jung et al., 2003; Tierney et al., 1999). An issue is that, for many sectors in general and manufacturing sectors in particular innovation seems unpredictable, mysterious, and apparently unmanageable (Tidd, Bessant, & Pavitt, 2005)....   [tags: Business, Iraqi Manufacturing System] 459 words
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It’s Time for a Supranational Sustainable Development Authority - It’s Time for a Supranational Sustainable Development Authority The ingenuity of man that lead to the unprecedented global development of the twentieth century would certainly not have been possible without the earth’s rich natural resources.  In this century, Earth has endured a population explosion, yet still has the agricultural capacity to nourish a global population of over six million people.  At the same time, the quality-of-life in industrialized nations is perceived to have risen in tandem with the availability and affordability of mass-produced consumer products made possible by the resourceful use of raw materials and energy.  Many trumpet this situation that man has created, and urge further industrial growth in the developing countries of the world....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Crucial Role of Innovation in Competitive Success - Innovation has become widely recognized as a key to competitive success (Francis & Bessant, 2005). Scholars are mainly concerned with innovation because of the life requirements and the persistent desire for continuous change to be in accordance with individuals' needs and desires (Badawy, 1993). Developments in all aspects of life are attributed to innovation. Peter Ducker, one of the administration scholars, says that innovation is one of the main forces in economic and social development and a basic tool in the growing, resistance and adaptability of the contemporary organizations with the changing environmental conditions as those organizations with no innovation will shortly remove (Drucker, 1995)....   [tags: Business, Sustainable Competitive Advantage] 2601 words
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Advantages of Pheromone Application in Controlling Pests - PHEROMONE APPLICATION IN CONTROLLING PESTS 1. Introduction Pest management has become more and more vital issue in the development of agriculture. Traditional pest control tends to apply pesticides to uncovered areas far from where it's needed and make use of it far more than necessary. Nowadays, scientists find a chemical substance from insects and make it applied in pest control, this kind of chemical substance is called pheromones. What are pheromones. Pheromones are the chemical substances that emitted by an organism that influences the behaviour of the same species....   [tags: Environment, Pesticides]
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Pros and Cons of the Different Types of Power Plants: Hydroelectric, Thermal and Nuclear Power Plants - In developed and developing countries, sustainable energy source is the most important subject. There are many different methods of energy production and consumption. Using the cheap, abundant and clean energy sources for generating the electricity is the basic idea of production. Electrical energy is generated from different kinds of power plants. These plants can be put into three groups; hydroelectric power plants, thermal power plants and nuclear power plants. Hydroelectric power plants are used the potential energy of water....   [tags: energy source, sustainable energy, power plants]
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Measuring World Development - Measuring World Development Development is a complex economic, social and political phenomenon. There are a range of simple and composite indicators used to measure development. There are many definitions of development, perhaps the most used is; “Development refers to a number of characteristics such as demographic change, economic growth, an increase in the case of resources, modernisation, higher levels of technology and political freedom.” Indicators of development are put into four sectors: Economic, Social, Political and environmental....   [tags: Papers] 820 words
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Sustainable Development Today - Sustainable Development Today Sustainable Development The concept of sustainable development has become a major topic among intellectuals from various fields. Sustainable development has gone through various changes in its definitions and at present does not have a commonly accepted definition. The origination of the concept of sustainable development is debatable. In 1974 at a conference on Science and Technology for Human Development by the World Council of Churches the concept of a “sustainable society” is believed to have been first noted....   [tags: Energy Sustainalbe Development Essays]
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Globalization and Sustainable Development - Over the past few decades there have been discourses both in favor and against Globalization’s capacity to guarantee a sustainable future. Authors attest societies and businesses’ inability to account for ecological and environmental limits when dealing with economic growth, examples of this are some of the traditional business metrics used by most global companies, and nations’ measure of wealth (GDP); both sides heavily resting on economic factors, fail to account for societal and environmental concerns (Byrnea & Gloverb, 2002)....   [tags: Globalisation, Technology, Development]
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Human Resource Management - Organisations around the world have for years invested a great deal of their resources on employee training and development. Training and developing employees means impacting them with relevant knowledge and skills so as to use the same to propel organisational performance. This is done in order to make their work more efficient and be able to adapt to upcoming trends or be able to multitask. Training is mostly for a specific job or task and it is short term while development is long term and it encompasses general operations....   [tags: Organizational Development, Training ] 2223 words
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Business Planning in a Prowactive Way - WACT (We Are Changing Together) is a Non-Governmental Development Organization for Development (NGOD) whose core activities focus on supporting communities in what concerns health, education and economics, either in Portugal and São Tomé and Príncipe. Being a non-profit organization, it is an ongoing challenge how to finance the proposed actions since most of the financing comes from public and private partnerships. Aiming to turn WACT into a self-sustainable organization, it is mandatory to access the strategic capabilities of the NGO and find a way of getting financial returns through its own activities, apart from the funds already offered by other entities, such as Government funding and private philanthropy....   [tags: Non-Governmental Organizations, Development] 901 words
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Sustainable Development - As the idea of sustainable development has become increasingly more topical in the political arena, the question still remains as to whether our modern capitalist economies can preserve their most basic principle of maximising profits, whilst still protecting the environment. It is therefore the purpose of this essay to examine this. Can compromises be reached that enable us to protect and conserve the environment without hindering development. Since the disbandment of the Soviet Union the dominant economic system globally has been capitalism....   [tags: environmental]
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Sustainable Development - Sustainable development, when applied to the development of a system, creates complexity for the stakeholders involved in and affected by that development. To delve this complexity, solid definitions must be proposed for development and sustainable development in order for a framework to be established through which these complexities can be understood. Furthermore, these definitions are necessary evils for explorations of the intricacies of sustainable development due to the various paradigms used to define “development” and “sustainable development.” One definition of development, and the one that will be utilized within this report, is the, “utilizing resources to advance the complexity of a whole society.” From this, a definition of sustainable development can be expressed as, “a modus operandi for development which ensures that the cost to environment and to any individual human being from development is equally compensated.” This definition allows for a unification of the drive to develop with those who lose from any form of development; thus, it can be renamed “ideal development.” As is beautifully exemplified in the case of the Ecuadorian tribe the Huaorani, socio-political and economic factors allow for them to feel the benefit of sustainable development, but at the cost of the environment....   [tags: Politics, Modern Culture, Huaorani] 1484 words
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Sustainable Development - All homes at Upton typically achieve similar scales of sustainability; however they do so through different methods and combinations of technologies (see table 1). In addition, a small number of homes are carbon neutral or BREEAM code 6 (Figure 3). In conjunction with the site-wide measures, each particular building in Upton will achieve a minimum BREEAM excellent rating, equivalent to Code 3 or 4 of the code for sustainable homes (Communities and Local Government 2006). BREEAM ratings are to be achieved through a holistic approach to green build design, incorporating planned layout and environmental technologies such as photovoltaic cells, comprehensive insulation, solar water systems, micro wind turbines, green roofs, micro CHP, rain-water harvesting systems and locally sourced building materials ....   [tags: Environmental Issues] 1116 words
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Sustainable Development - Upton’s premise is a mix-use development providing the full range of dwelling types supported by economic opportunity and social infrastructure. The site was assembled through English partnerships, which were granted outline planning permission for Upton in 1997 (Community and Local Government 2007). The scheme aims to deliver 1,382 homes by its completion in 2013 (Clark 2010). Engaging the community was an important aspect of the schemes development process. In 2001, English Partnerships (EP) collaborated with Northampton Borough Council, the Prince’s Foundation and EDAW, an urban design consultancy, to establish the Upton Working Group to implement the Upton project....   [tags: Environmental Issues] 827 words
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Sustainable Architecture: Meeting the Needs of this Generation while Preserving the Needs of Future Generations - Sustainable architecture is a specific kind of design which focuses on meeting the needs of these generations without compromising the needs of those generations to come. Architects from around the world have become aware of the impact that society has on the environment, and have created sustainable architecture in order to help preserve the environment, but at the same time, create comfortable spaces that are ideal for living and are aesthetically pleasing. This innovative architecture has attracted many architects from all over the world, in order to implement these new structures into every day life....   [tags: Sustainable, architecture, future,] 1323 words
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Breakthrough Perspective on Green and Sustainable Architecture - Buildings have been part of human life since the beginning of time, we depend of them to live, learn, grown, for protection and shelter. The decisions we make today will not only affect our future but our surrounding as well. We need buildings to survive the climates of the earth and to live our own lives. Architecture is what nature cannot make, yet it is influenced by the rules of nature, as humans evolved so did our way of thinking, and so did our architecture. Green architecture is a breakthrough in human history, Green Architecture is more a more advanced way of building, it has if the building as a life....   [tags: Sustainable Architecture, environmentalism]
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Sustainable Development - Sustainable Development By the year 2200 there will be a lot more people living on this planet then there are now. Estimates range anywhere from 15 to 36 billion people. Where will these people live. How will they live. The answer is sustainable development. Sustainable development, "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. " It also, "requires meeting the basic needs of all peoples and extending to them the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations for a better life....   [tags: essays research papers] 1542 words
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Sustainable Development - Sustainable Development Sustainable development was defined in the Bruntland Report in 1983 as “development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (Dresner, 31) This is a satisfactory definition for most people, however, when it comes down to the policies of sustainable development, the definition given proves dangerously vague. Interpretations that stem from it can range from ‘do not touch any of the earth’s natural resources ever again’ to ‘use them up as quickly as possible.’ There are three main philosophies behind sustainability: weak, strong, and environmental....   [tags: Environment Ecology Essays Papers]
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Sustainable Development - Sustainable Development The term sustainable development was introduced in the 1987 report "Our Common Future". The World Commission on Environment and Development defined sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". Different communities are organizing themselves to promote this ideology. They are combating the pressure of corporations’ economic practices, which damage the environment and living conditions....   [tags: Sociology Conservation Agriculture Essays]
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Urbanization Problems and Sustainable Development - Cities all over the world are developing. As war ended in 1942, a significant number of people move to the city because they want to improve life. This urbanization process is causing a number of problems and should be met by sustainable development policies. In the beginning, it is important to know the definition of sustainable development. There are some definitions for sustainable development, but simply they say that sustainable development is a development which using resources now and preserving them for future generations (Adams, 1999, p.137)....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit - "Sustainable development is development that continues to meet the requirements without compromising the ability of future generations to live quality lives of their own." Sustainable development is commonly thought to have three components: environment, society, and economy. According to the toolkit the three are to be considered as overlapping, congruent circles. In which case, the area of overlap, or center, is considered human well-being. The further alignment of said circles would indefinitely lead to the increase of the center, human well-being....   [tags: Education]
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Education for Sustainable Development - Sustainability development has three components: environment, society, and economy. If you consider the three to be overlapping circles of the same size, the area of overlap in the center is human well-being. As the environment, society, and economy become more aligned, the area of overlap increases, and so does human well-being. Therefore, education for sustainable development (ESD) is the use of education as a tool to achieve sustainability. Simply put, ESD is a way to make the world a safer, healthier, and more livable place for us and future generations (McKeown, 2002, pgs 7-9)....   [tags: Education]
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Sustainable Economic Development of Birmingham - The creation of a strong and sustainable economy in any city requires a numerous variation of factors and a careful balance of strategic policies made by the city council, local planners or other vital participants in the building of a successful urban dynamic. With the dramatic decline of the manufacturing sector in many of Britain’s major cities such as Birmingham, a strong and sustainable economy has almost been out of reach. Unemployment and the great suburban decentralisation of residences have caused the heart of major cities in Britain to suffer and decline economically....   [tags: Economics] 1205 words
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Technology Play: Advantages and Disadvantages for Development and Learning - Young children are growing up in a technology environment. It is within this environment that traditional concepts of play are being influenced. Early childhood settings reflect children’s environments therefore the introduction of technology would be a natural consequence. Play is central to children’s development and learning, consequently technology play is influential. To benefit children’s development and learning, technology play has to be inclusive and developmentally appropriate with attention to technology placement while ensuring the learning is curriculum based....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Trace The Development Of Strategic Human Resource Management From The Resource Based View Of The Firm - Today, human resources are seen as "the available talents and energies of people who are available to an organization as potential contributors to the creation and realization of the organization's mission, vision, strategy and goals" (Jackson and Schuler, 2000, p. 37).There exist two models that seek to describe what strategy is and how an organization should develop such strategy. The first model known as the Industrial Organization (I/O) model is based on the assumption that firms competing in the same industries are homogenous and emphasizes the external environment as the basis for organizational decision making....   [tags: Human Resources HR] 1499 words
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The Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Toolkit - Sustainability has become a buzzword in lives of many Americans. The challenge with creating programs that promote and educate on the topic sustainability is that there does not appear to be a consistent definition for the term ‘sustainable’. In the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Toolkit, the authors suggest that “sustainable development is generally thought to have three components: environment, society, and economy. The well-being of these three areas is intertwined, not separate” (McKeown, 2002, p....   [tags: Ecology]
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Development of sustainable career paths for employees - Finding and retaining high performing employees is a challenge all business organizations face. Employees search for jobs where they can be successful, appreciated, and have the opportunity to grow and advance. Effective employers develop career plans that are easy to follow, sustainable, customizable, and provide rewards and recognition when appropriate to entice and retain high performing employees. Using competency models management and human resources can define attributes of top performers that are important to the company for short term and long term success....   [tags: Labor]
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Sustainable Development in Business - Sustainable Development in Business EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report is aimed at analyzing and studying the advancement and the operation strategies for sustainable development. Information was gathered, using business articles, on the strategies and techniques required for sustainable development. Sustainable development is not only important and essential for environmental protection and socially well-being, but also for certain economic goals a business may want to achieve....   [tags: Papers] 2789 words
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A Sustainable Lifestyle - According to Miller and Spoolman the three principles of sustainability are solar energy, biodiversity, and chemical cycling (2010, p.5). Solar energy is the perfect energy because the sun always shines. Everyday we rely on solar energy so why not make solar energy work to our advantage. I can apply solar energy to my lifestyle by having items like solar panels installed on my home. With solar panels I will be able to generate my own clean energy therefore decreasing my reliance on the fossil fuels that currently supply my house....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Sustainable Development and Population Control - Sustainable Development and Population Control       A nineteen year old pregnant Chinese girl is forced to abort because she is "too young" to have a child. Iran, an Islamic nation, instructs religious leaders to promote contraception as a social duty. A Norwegian international banker worries about "migratory tensions" that would engulf his nation with waves of third world immigrants. A Los Angles Times article decries the lack of an official United States population policy. What do these statements share in common....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Implementation of Sustainable Development - The Implementation of Sustainable Development In November 1992, more than half of all living Nobel Prize winners signed a document called "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity" that began with this stark statement: Human beings and the natural world are on a collision course. Human activities inflict harsh and often irreversible damage on the environment and on critical resources. If not checked, many of our current practices put at serious risk the future we wish for human society. … No more than one or a few decades remain before the chance to avert the threats we now confront will be lost and the prospects for humanity immeasurably diminished....   [tags: Environment Pollution Ecology Essays]
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Preventing Misconceptions in Housing: Sustainable Architecture - Currently, misconceptions are present in the home buying industry, which delude buyers into thinking that more expensive homes are better. Although better is a subjective term, the problem remains: People are overextending their budgets on homes that they cannot afford and on homes that they cannot afford to maintain. The inability to properly finance homes stems from the fatigued economy and job market, and foreclosures become prevalent when home buyers can no longer afford payments. Although many may argue that the key to solving the problem of foreclosures stems from the economic means of financing the home, I argue that foreclosures can be solved at the root of the problem, architecturally in the way we design and produce our homes....   [tags: Foreclosures, Sustainable Architecture,] 2113 words
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Development of a Sustainable Democracy in East Germany and Poland - Development of a Sustainable Democracy in East Germany and Poland Linz and Stepan list and describe a set of five elements that determine a consolidated democracy. Civil society, political society, rule of law, usable state of bureaucracy, and an institution of economic society all interact in complex ways to bring about democratic consolidation in countries. This paper focuses and emphasizes the interactions between the ^development of a free and lively civil society . . . [and] an institutionalized economic society ....   [tags: Political Politics] 3596 words
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Competitive Advantage - Corporate Strategy "Sources of competitive advantage rarely yield added value that can be sustained over time." The following essay is going to attempt to assess the above proposition and try to find if it is possible to add value continually over a period of time. I will first discuss what competitive advantage is and what it means to a firm. Then I will explain the sources of competitive advantage and how the distinctive capabilities of a firm allow it to sustain added value. The discussion is based on a number of viewpoints from different authors who will be clearly indicated and acknowledged....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Development of Sustainable Technologies and Their Adoption In the World Wide Industries - Last decade was dedicated to the development of sustainable technologies and their adoption in the world wide industries. The main purpose of the sustainable technologies was to protect of the environment and to decrease the harmful effect of the economy over the nature and its resources. Nowadays organizations such as European Union are forcing their members to apply to their leading industries more sustainable technologies. Such interference, first in the domestic policies, and the second in the private business, seems unethical to some people....   [tags: Technology]
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Urbanization problems can be met by sustainable development? - Cities all over the world are developing. This urbanization process is causing a number of problems and can be met by sustainable development policies. In the beginning, it is important to know what is the reason for urbanization. Most people move to the city because they want to get a better life. Another important term is a sustainable development. There are some definitions for sustainable development, but simply they say that sustainable development is a development which using resources now and preserving them for future generations (Adams, 1999, p.137)....   [tags: Social Issues, Population, Conception Policy] 1305 words
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Public Opinion Revolving Around Sustainable Development - This paper highlights the public opinion revolving around sustainable development and how it has changed over the last 50 years. It incorporates factors like the Brundtland report, Kyoto Protocol and proposed projects to help make a sustainable future. ‘’Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’’ (Purvis and Grainger 2004) is the most common definition of sustainable development. Over the last fifty years there have been many variations on public and government opinion of sustainable development as a worldwide community and there are many factors that have influenced these attitudes....   [tags: Environment ]
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Cost-Effective and Beneficial Sustainable Architecture - My argument is how sustainable architecture can be used and how it can benefit the Earth and it’s residence in an environmental or cost-effective way. Thus, leading to exploration of the different forms, of technology and materials used. Further developing my research on how culture, or time, might have affected, what or why, the building might have been constructed in a certain way, and also how the location might have affected the designs, of the buildings. Thomas Herzog was born in 1941, In Germany....   [tags: sustainable architecture, environment, Thomas Herz]
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The Research Support Facility is a Green Building - ... Structural Engineer: KL & A, Denver Design-Build Contractor: Haselden Construction, Centennial, Colo. Among the Subcontractors: Trautman & Shreve (mechanical), Denver; Weifield Group (electrical), Denver; Rocky Mountain Prestress (precast concrete), Denver; JR Butler (glazing), Denver; OfficeScapes (modular furniture), Denver; Paxton & Vierling Steel (steel fabricator), Carter Lake, Iowa; Architectural Energy Corp. (LEED, daylighting and commissioning consultant), Boulder, Colo.; Technology Plus (IT and AV consultant), Aurora, Colo....   [tags: Characteristics of a Sustainable Development] 1050 words
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Sustainable Construction - SUSTAINABILITY "Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs." -- United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION The construction industry has been notorious for contributing to landfills and depleting raw materials. The industry contributes 28% of landfill material from construction and demolition waste. The industry consumes 40% of the world's natural resources, many of which may be depleted within 50 years....   [tags: Geology Environment] 1832 words
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Crime Prevention - Advantages and Disadvantages of Crime Prevention Within this assignment I will attempt to discuss the advantages and the disadvantages of the current emphasis which is placed upon the scientific evaluation of crime prevention. I will explore the many different ways in which crime prevention is addressed. The first part of this assignment is looking into the emergence of crime prevention and community safety and why it is required in today’s society. Within the last decades of the twentieth Century, nation-states have been unable to meet their core responsibility to provide communities with security, especially when it comes to physical security from criminal attacks....   [tags: Criminal Criminals Jail Advantages Essays]
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Wetland Ecosystem - 1. Introduction Wetland ecosystem is one of the most productive ecosystems on this planet delivering massive goods and services to human society. However, due to poor awareness of their values and underestimation of their contribution, many wetlands have been converted to farmland or urban areas, or influenced by pollution due to agricultural and industrial activities. Consequentially wetland ecosystems have severely declined and degraded globally during the past decades. In order to restore and protect wetlands, hence ensure a sustainable supply of wetland goods and services, it is important to recognize their values....   [tags: Environment, Sustainable Development] 2088 words
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Training and Developmnt Trend Research - Missing Works Cited This paper seeks to identify the various emerging trends and current issues surrounding areas of training and development in an organization. The paper has evaluated emerging trends under the topic organizational development in training and strategy, with the focus in Japan. The person who reads this paper will be taken through a comprehensive step by step process to determine the most significant trend....   [tags: Organizational Development, Training Strategies] 2782 words
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Brunei’s Effort in Achieving Sustainable Development: Strategies and Challenges - World Commission on Environment and Development (1987, p.43 as cited in Baker, 2006) defined ‘sustainable development’ as ‘development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. It is a crucial necessity for Brunei Darussalam to become a sustainable country. This is for the sake of Brunei in managing its natural resources while in unison promoting economic prosperity at the best. Although Brunei is still in its initial stage, certain sectors have made remarkable progress in the area of sustainability....   [tags: Environment ]
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Environment and Feminism - Ecofeminist Theory and Sustainable Development - Ecofeminist Theory and Sustainable Development "People have to be able to work together if they are to realize the shared destiny and to preserve a habitable environment for generations to come." Albert Bandura, 1995 Bandura's words epitomize the spirit of environmental education and its challenges of community cooperation, trans-generational communication and sustainable development. The success of these challenges depends on the ability to pass on knowledge about the environment to future generations in order for them to better understand how to maintain a sustainable relationship with nature....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Indigenous Irrigation Knowledge and Sustainable Development in Asia - Indigenous Irrigation Knowledge and Sustainable Development in Asia David Groenfeldt suggests that village communities need to organize and stabilize their own resources, initially, which will strengthen the development capacity of the village and help to establish an independent institution. Groenfeldt argues that the classic development solution of bringing in and applying new ideas is less efficient in the long run because local indigenous ways are already established and being practiced....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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The Advantages of Child Care Centers - “In 2002 63% of children under age five were placed in some type of non-maternal child care setting” (Peng and Robbins, 1). This large percentage is due to the fact that many families especially child bearing women have no choice but to work in order to support their growing family. Therefore the parents have the option of enrolling their children into a type of non-maternal or family based childcare facility. Even though this may what’s more convenient for most parents, there’s still a lot of thought that goes into deciding what center will offer your child the most, developing wise....   [tags: Child Development ]
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The Need For World Development - World development is when countries across the world help one another towards more enhanced development of livelihoods in order to increase the quality of life for people. This includes concepts such as financing health, education, governance, human rights, economics, foreign aides, environmental concerns, aid for natural disasters and various other issues relating to these. There are various reasons as to why there is a need of world development. Seeing as how far the developed world has come in terms of technological advances, it only makes sense that the rest of the world should be able to have the same kinds of advantages that richer countries have....   [tags: World Development] 991 words
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Brief History of Sustainability - A Brief History of "Sustainability" “[M]odern industries still operate according to paradigms that developed when humans had a very different sense of the world” (McDonough and Braungart 26)—when resources were thought to be infinite. In 1972 the UN convened the Conference on the Human Environment where “the global community acknowledged that more exploration was needed of the inter-relationships between the environment and socio-economic issues of poverty and underdevelopment. Thus the concept of sustainable development emerged in the 1980s in response to a growing realization of the need to balance economic and social progress with concern for the environment and the stewardship of natural resources” (“Education,” par....   [tags: Environment Economy Sustainable Development]
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