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A Development Proyect in Pakistan - The purpose of this report is to create a fictitious company that will start and deliver a sustainable development project in my country Pakistan. The objective of this report is to analyze two companies that will carry out sustainable development projects, and compare their organizational structures. This report has been requested by Middlesex University, Hendon as a part of my International Foundation Program. The intention of this report is to understand how to construct an organizational structure....   [tags: sustainable development, companies]
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Sustainable Supply Chains - Sustainable supply chains (SSC) are a process, which employ purchasing policies and procedures that assist sustainable development at the centers of tourism. This aspect of tourism is particularly vital to implementing feasible tour operator practices. The final tourist product featured in both glossy brochures and enticing websites must be considerate of viable sustainable supply chain management to create long lasting destinations for the consumer. This report will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of SSCs, and attempt to assess how SSCs are used as a popular management tool in the tourism industry....   [tags: Benefits, Disadvantages, Management Tool]
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Urbanization in the Kurdistan Region - 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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Agile Development Methodology - Table of Contents Table of Contents 1 Agile development methodology 2 Agile development methodology Agile Manifesto 3 Agile Manifesto Advantages and disadvantages of agile software development 4 Advantages and disadvantages of agile software development Conclusion 5 Bibliography 6 Agile development methodology Agile development is a system development strategy where the system developers are given the competence to choice from a wide selection of appropriate tools and techniques that can be used when accomplishing a certain task on hand....   [tags: Agile Manifesto, Software Development]
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Sustainable Futures Act Recommendations - ... For decades poverty, mining companies, and mining practices have ravaged Appalachia. The mountains and rivers have been destroyed through mountain top removal and the pollution associated with that process. Communities broken apart by coal and the poverty of modern mining techniques. With the new ban on coal this process will only continue, unless something is done about it. While limited economic opportunities exist in the status quo, the manufacturing, construction, and upkeep of a large wind network across Eastern Kentucky would provide a large increase in job opportunities for those in Appalachia....   [tags: bans, coal, economy, trainging, bill] 1279 words
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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Having National Education in Hong Kong - ... With more united citizens, the country will be able to proceed with policies without resistance from local residents, and then the country will be stronger. An example may better illustrate this concept; the US joined battle and won in World War II because of the high national identities and citizen’s participation after Japanese attacked on the Pearl Harbor. Therefore, MNE can let citizens know more about their country and increases their national identities, thus increases the countries’ power as the people got united....   [tags: moral, national, personalities, school]
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Giving International Aid to Poor Countries - Advantages and Disadvantages of Giving International Aid to Poor Countries Poor countries have been receiving aid from the international community for over a century now. While such aid is supposed to be considered an act of kindness from the donor nations or international bodies, it has led to over dependence among the developing countries. They have adopted the habit of estimating and including international aid in their national budgets to reduce their balance of trade deficits. It is believed that foreign aid is necessary for poor nations in order to break the cycle of poverty that ties their citizens in low productivity zones and so their economy will not be weak....   [tags: international community, donor nations]
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Globalization and The Development of Multinational Corporations - ... Fair trade is regarded as ‘an opportunity’ which improves ‘living and working conditions in developing countries’ as well as improve ‘labor standards’ and create ‘enterprises that are economically and environmentally sustainable’. Moreover they do not suggest that ‘it should be the only instrument used for managing globalization’ (Hiscoz, 2007). Whatever the good point from the fair trade, it also cites that ‘the impact of trade and investment on human rights and labor standards in developing nations have played an increasingly important role in political debates about globalization.’ Globalization brings both the good and the bad the developing countries, so it makes them consider and...   [tags: environment, china, products]
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Sustainable Development Policies Can Reduce Urbanization Problems - 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: Sustainable Development Essays] 1304 words
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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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Economic Growth: Sustainable Development - Introduction The concept of sustainable development was first introduced by IUCN world conservation strategy in 1980. Sustainable development is a technique of economic growth under which resources are used to meet not only the demand of present generation but also for generations to come. Marketing act as a business philosophy, and a collection of management techniques, orientated towards providing value to consumers, organisations and society. Sustainability in marketing Sustainable marketing is the process in which products are produced that is environmental friendly at the retail level and also helps the company to maintain sustainable practices at the social relations level....   [tags: sustainable marketing, business] 1443 words
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Why Should Development of Bio Energy Be Continued - ... Bio energy has the same physical nature with fossil fuel, so to use infrastructure of fossil fuel is possible. Therefore, the costs of production, including rent for land, capital investment and establishment of a factory are lower. Furthermore, to utilize established export pipeline of fossil fuel can lower shipping price when bio energy is transported to other countries. As a result, cost inefficiency of bio energy can be solved. In addition, bio energy has sustainable characteristic. Bio energy is able to use organism as its limitless base material....   [tags: notorious social reformers] 663 words
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Challenges of Developing a Sustainable Future - “Sustainable Development: At its heart, sustainable development is the simple idea of ensuring a good quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come. It is about living within the carrying capacity of the environment so that how we live, work and enjoy leisure activities, which do not harm or put undue pressures on the environment. It is about ensuring everyone has the opportunity to have a decent education, a quality environment that they take pride in, good health and a decent job (n.p, 2014)” Our lifestyles and eating habits have had an adverse effect on the environment....   [tags: sustainable development, natural resources]
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Green Meetings and Sustainable Business - Sustainability is a journey – not a destination (Goldblatt, 2012). The purpose of this essay is to determine the degree to which this journey towards sustainability has begun in the case of the business events, also known as MICE (Meetings Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) industry. Endorsement of the Bruntland Report (WCED, 1987) by the United Nations and its members at the Earth brought prominence to the concepts of sustainability and sustainable development (Drexhage and Murphy, 2010)....   [tags: Business Sustainable Development]
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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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Sustainable Development And The Triple Bottom Line - Sustainable Development And The Triple Bottom Line Sustainable development means that the present generations should be able to make use of resources to live better lives in such a manner that it does not compromise the ability of future generations. For sustainable development to occur, there needs to be sustainable economic, ecological and community development. Society needs to be educated about ways in which they can use resources, especially natural, in such a manner that it does not cause harm to the environment and put future generations lives at risk....   [tags: TBL, sustainability, development]
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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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Development vs Climate Change Mitigation in South Africa - South Africa has one the largest economies in sub-Saharan Africa and the highest CO2 emissions in African (Tyler et al., 2013). In South Africa, development is the main priority and it is possible that South Africa can alleviate poverty and inequality within two decades (NPC, 2011; Pan, 2005). To achieve development goals requires large greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, South Africa cannot pursue the paths of development that we have now. There is a need to integrate climate and development, the question is: do you put climate or development first....   [tags: Sustainable Development]
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The Global Economy - I. Introduction The global economy is comprised of a multifaceted patchwork of key actors, which contribute to the development, sustainability, and strategic direction of a country. With this said, it is crucial to assess the key players of an economy with regards to the composition of public and private enterprises. The effectiveness and significance of these public and private enterprises need to be analyzed in order to measure the scope of positive or negative impact it has on the national economy when taking into account the nation’s economic indicators....   [tags: Development, Sustainability, Strategy]
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Sustainable Design and Construction - Our world faces energy concerns, global warming, climate change, water shortages, soaring housing costs, economic instability, and dwindling natural resources. In addition, an inordinate amount of construction waste is produced each day. It is essential to begin taking steps to prevent this pattern from continuing to take us down the road t environmental destruction. The engineers, architects and developers of today, more than ever, share an obligation to create new and innovative structures to turn this cycle around....   [tags: Green Building, Sustainable Development]
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Education as a Fundamental Factor of Development in a Country - “Education is the single most important factor in the development of a country” Since early times, education has been practiced by the people all around the world. Education was once ancient but as time went on, humans discovered new things. Education is the process of acquiring knowledge. It means to learn something new. Education, in every sense, is the fundamental factor of development of a country. As well said by Francis Bacon,” Knowledge is Power.” Then where does knowledge come from....   [tags: sustainable development, crime, justice]
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A Sustainable Economy for The Indian State of Odisha - The Indian state of Odisha, formerly known as Orissa, is located on the eastern coast of India. It is surrounded on one side from the Bay of Bengal and on the other side shared its borders from many other Indian states like West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. The modern state of Orissa was established in the year 1st April, 1936 and it was on 13th April, 1948 that Bubneshwar got selected as the state’s capital replacing Cuttack. In order to go about talking about formulating a sustainable livelihood policy for Odisha considering its inherent natural resources and impending climate change we need to start from the state’s bounty of natural resources and its topography....   [tags: Sustainable Living]
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Permaculture ands Sustainable Design - Sustainable design steadily becomes the architecture catch phrase of the day, being thrown around to make us aware that everything we “design” has an environmental burden. Many designers, architects and builders have installed the “idea of green” into their buildings to demonstrate a potential to improve performance and reduce costs through sustainable strategies. Despite all this one fact remains, that is the enviable depletion of fossil fuels, and without a major overhaul of our society, our economy and our politics, the ideas of “sustainable design” are just band-aids on the bigger problem....   [tags: Definition, Sustainable, Culture] 986 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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The Need for Sustainable Development in Ghana - The need for Sustainable adaptation in the context of sustainable development in Ghana The preamble of sustainable adaptation emerges from a broader discourse where vulnerability and climate change issues are manifested in the context of sustainable development which integrates measures to reduce risk and alleviate poverty in the arena of people who are prone to climate change hazards. The connotation of sustainable adaptation in the context of sustainable development implies the adoption of poverty reduction and sustainable climate change adaptation pathways (Ulsrud, Sygna, and O’Brien 2008)....   [tags: poverty, adaptation, climate] 2637 words
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Sustainable Development and its Importance - Sustainable Development And The Triple Bottom Line Sustainable development means that the present generations should be able to make use of resources to live better lives in such a manner that it doesn’t compromise the ability of future generations to survive and make better lives for themselves as well. For sustainable development to occur, there needs to be sustainable economic, ecological and community development. Society needs to be educated about ways in which they can use resources, especially natural, in such a manner that it doesn’t cause harm to the environment and put future generations lives at risk....   [tags: Nature, Resources]
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Canada: Globalization and Sustainable Development - ... This approach, currently in its second cycle, provides a whole-of-government view of actions to achieve environmental sustainability, is integrated into core federal planning and reporting, and is supported by a robust measurement strategy” (COG, 2014). The Ecological footprint “acknowledges that humanity is facing difficult challenges, makes them apparent, and directs action toward sustainable living” (Vamvakas, 2014). The formal definition of the ecological footprint briefly identifies the link and interconnectedness among the concept of sustainable development....   [tags: ecology, environment, preservation] 1490 words
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A Good Company for Sustainable Development - A Good Company for Sustainable Development Introduction Business sustainability is a way to pursue business by optimizing utilization of resources, reducing the impact on the environment without compromising on product quality, competitiveness, profitability and company’s long term goals. There are still many businesses which do not take sustainability into consideration and hence destroy the environment. Therefore, one of the greatest challenges today is to encourage all business to adopt sustainable forms of business and social responsibility consciously....   [tags: optimizing utilization of resources]
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The Benefits of Sustainable Development - ... It is necessary to make both poor and rich sure that most of people can enjoy the life, not only rich people. Bob Williams, who is a Contributing Editor for PennEnergy. “Previously, worked as Director of Research for PennEnergy's Oil & Gas Journal Online Research Center and PennEnergy Online Research Center” (PennEnergy.com). In the article “WPC: Sustainable development fealty key to oil's future” from Oil & Gas Journal, he summaries that “industry’s main challenge is to provide global access to supplies of energy while meeting concerns caused by the production of fossil fuels.” So, sustainable development lets oil and gas producers have future....   [tags: Definition, Pros, Globalization]
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The Anthropological Key to Sustainable Development - I. Introduction Development is for people, of people, and by people. Literature on development studies notes that the discussion has evolved from the economic aspect to a holistic approach on the issue. Debates on the issue seem to answer an aspect of man–the basic needs approach sees development in satisfying his material needs while the capability approach sees development in expanding man’s ability to be the steward of his own development. Both approaches in themselves are valuable, but both have to be considered with the knowledge that man is at the center of development....   [tags: education in freedom, holistic approach] 2723 words
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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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Sustainable Development of Concrete Production - Sustainable Development in Concrete Production According to the Department of Environment (Environ, 2007), sustainable development is defined as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. For example, the use of sustainable concrete in future developments leads to a more durable and economical structure, with significant environmental benefits. Concrete, a crucial material in building construction, is the world’s most produced material....   [tags: department of environment, sustainability]
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Climate Change and Sustainable Development - Climate Change and Sustainable Development This research paper is about climate change with the concept of sustainable development, meaning that it will approach the climate change problem with an economical way and try to solve it with the new growth theory. New growth theory argues that innovations, population growth, new technology, and creative destruction are connected to each other and that these connections will solve the climate change problem. The exponential technology growth, improved international private rights and improved use of human capital are some of those key terms what the theory is all about....   [tags: Economical Solution, New Growth Theory]
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Sustainable Development Compatible With Liveability - Recently, there are growing debates over the sustainability and the liveability of our cities. Some argue that sustainable development is necessary if human want to stay alive, while some oppose to sustainable development as they placed sustainability in the opposite side of liveability and suspect that these practices may hinder their present luxurious lifestyle. However, it is a common fallacy in people’s mind. The concept of sustainability is compatible to liveability, instead of contradicting to each other....   [tags: liveability, compatibility, survive]
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Sustainable Development, Theory and Practise - ... The current human population of the planet in the year 2014 stands to around 7 billion (worldometers). This number is expected to increase by 50% by 2050 (UN, 2007). Almost half of those 7 billion people live in urban areas based on reports (United Nations Population Division, 2006). Now taking into fact the growth that is going to occur in the next 40 years it is estimated that two thirds of the total population is going to be concentrated in urban areas by 2050. Figure 1: showing the dramatic population growth of the past 100 years and modelling the years to come (worldometers)....   [tags: urban waste] 927 words
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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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The Development of Sustainable Enterprises - ... There are a number of factors which explain this improvement, such as the ratification, in 2006 of the African Union Convention on Combating Corruption . The political commitment to combating this issue was further reflected in the establishment of committees dealing with cases of corruption and by launching investigations on corruption cases . Thus, in June 2012, the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Offences (DCEO) – the government’s anticorruption watchdog created in 2001 – was made an autonomous body with full control over its budget , but effects are still expected....   [tags: peace and political stability] 1887 words
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What is Sustainable Development? - ... Not only is this not a sustainable practice for environmental reasons, it also hurts the workers in the field. Cotton is a major crop in India and pesticides are used to control the pests. Children work on the cotton farms picking the cotton and also applying the pesticide spray on the fields. They develop both chronic and acute symptoms from this. (Cotton and Pesticides) They way that sustainability and environment justice is plays into this, is that by better education the developing countries we can teach them how to properly apply these pesticides and how to much to use....   [tags: opposing logistics, economy and environment]
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Environment and Sustainable Development - ... The most common definition of sustainable development is the development that meets the needs of present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It requires comprehensive strategy on economic development and environmental protection. Sustainable development plays an important role in world wide environmental movement until Agenda 21 is adopted. Agenda 21 made the sustainable development widely accepted as general policy by national governments and multinational organizations....   [tags: natural hazards reduction] 1783 words
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Sustainable Development for Society - ... We need to even it out by spreading out the wealth. If we were to spread the wealth our economic status would help with sustaining the future and help create a better world. A stable economic future helps a better world a more sustainable world and sustainable development does not always include green technology. The more economic growth the world has the better off future generations will be. In Whose Common Future, Larry Lohmann discusses that Americans since the start of “American populists” through the Depression and wars, society has sought to help develop the world and make it a better place....   [tags: generation, world, achievable, society] 608 words
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Sustainable Development and Businesses - ... The environmental aspect focuses on protecting, sustaining and restoring the health of the earth to continue. We take our natural resources for granted and sometimes we forget that those resources are not unlimited. More importantly, our planet must be protected from corporate exploitation and neglect. This pillar supports initiatives like: renewable energy, reducing fossil fuel consumption and emissions, sustainable agriculture and fishing, organic farming, tree planting and reducing deforestation, recycling, and better waste management....   [tags: economy, environment, ecosystems] 1044 words
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History of Sustainable Development - ... In order to stimulate this and move towards being sustainable, the strategy of green taxation has been appropriately implemented. While many criticise green taxes to be nothing more than raising of revenue, the general purpose of green taxation is to promote and reward sustainable conduct, while penalising the wasteful and the polluters (Lemos & Agrawal, 2006). Nationally, green taxes are commonly used effectively to tax resources put into production processes, as well as being charge on the outputs of those processes, depending on their ecological impact....   [tags: strategies, tax resources, production process] 1821 words
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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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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 Development - The effects of urban sprawl are however, highly debated. Urban sprawl generally associated with social issues including; social isolation, obesity, global warming, flooding and ecological degradation (Gottdiener and Budd 2005). Planners must work on improving city wide and local development quality, in reducing the need to use the motor vehicle, achieved by promoting and developing public services in proximity to residential units. In recent years the UK Government has increased housing density and brownfield development, and reduced financial incentives to ‘sprawl’....   [tags: Urban Planning, Sprawling] 1255 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 o...   [tags: Politics, Modern Culture, Huaorani] 1484 words
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Sustainable Development - Introduction There are fundamental challenges related to development in every era of human history. From the historical focus on expansion of imperial power and colonial rule in order to attain supplies of raw material and cheap labour, often in the form of slavery; to the gradual emergence of social progression in the form of concepts such as social justice, democracy, and equity during the post-world-war period. Earlier developmental approaches were centered on raising living-standards by promoting increase in productivity to provide goods and services to a growing population....   [tags: Economics, Environment, Social]
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Sustainable Development - The following case study critiques Upton’s vision to establish a sustainable community through implementing comprehensive sustainable strategy. The urban periphery development is thought to demonstrate superior execution of sustainable principles in development (Jackson 2007). As a parallel, the report focuses on the development of Upton’s design code and demonstrates how large -scale mix-use developments can incorporate sustainable practice and principles of urban growth. Site Context Upton is a 44-ha greenfield site forming part of Northampton’s ‘South West District’, a fundamental area of strategic economic and population expansion situated south west of the central core....   [tags: Upton, Economics, Urban Planning] 2233 words
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Sustainable Development - In this assignment the author shall discuss the relative extent to which creating sustainable development policies and concepts protect the environment from degradation. We shall critically examine the different approaches to the paradigm, such as UN summits to National policies and also by analysing the different forms of sustainability, and briefly the vagueness and hypocrisies of the term. In addition, we must look at the process of generating these policies and to what extent do they come to fruition....   [tags: Population Problems, Global Issues] 2206 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, mic...   [tags: Environmental Issues] 1116 words
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Software Development: The Disadvantages of Agile Methods - Agile methods have a number of disadvantages. Discuss the disadvantages of agile methods and how those disadvantages can be managed, with examples. Agile method is newer software development method in software industry. Until 2006, there are 17% of organizations are already using agile as their software devolvement method. Many and many organizations are getting interested and they are moving toward to adopt agile method nowadays. They believe agile methods are much more flexible and this method can bring significant benefits to their organizations, such as increasing quality, efficiency and customers’ satisfaction....   [tags: waterfall model, documentation]
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Defining Sustainable Development - ... Theories of sustainable development definition Viewing the different theories of sustainable development and ideals all aim with three operational strategies which all ended up wanting development (market expectations) and preserve the environment looking at this journal the theory for sustainable development was,“Ecological sustainable development using conserving and enhancing the community's resources so that ecological processes,on which life depends are maintained and the total quality of life now and in the future can be increased' National Strategy for ecological sustainable development (Australia) Using this theory three operation is the main target area although th...   [tags: organisms and natural environment ]
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