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Sustainable Supply Chains - ... The second most common response (71%) was on the consumer’s unwillingness to pay a premium. (Loch, R, 2010: 10). Many tour operators, for example the Kuoni Company, have successfully employed SSC’s by involving as many stakeholders as possible. Kuoni have 15,000 suppliers involved in their sustainable supply chain, and boast that they “train their procurement department to prioritize sustainability, monitor key supplies with reference to their Supplier Code of Conduct, and support certification schemes.” (‘Supplier Code’, 2013)....   [tags: Benefits, Disadvantages, Management Tool]
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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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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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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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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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Sustainable Development And The Triple Bottom Line - ... There are three groups or key aspects to sustainable development, namely these are Economic, Environmental/Ecological and Social/Community Devlopment. • Economic –“an economically sustainable system must be able to produce goods and services on a continuing basis, to maintain manageable levels of government and external debt, and to avoid extreme sectoral imbalances which damage agricultural or industrial production.” (Harris, 2000: 7) • Environmental – “an environmentally sustainable system must maintain a stable resource base, avoiding over-exploitation of renewable resource systems or environmental sink functions, and depleting non-renewable resources only to the extent that investment is made in adequate substitutes....   [tags: TBL, sustainability, development]
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Sustainable Development in Pakistan - ... Below are some proposed indicators that help in a sustainable environment. These include a social environment economic and Institutional. PROJECTED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS: Social indicator refers to the individual hand in sustaining that means how a person living in a community can help in the development of a country so that it can have the best possible outcome in future. Also the employment factor has a role in development because if the person had best salary he will have better living conditions in the community where he lives....   [tags: Pollution, Economic Growth]
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Sustainable Development - ... Currently, the data shows that UK house building is not reaching the 60% target , however statistics indicate a 23% increase in brownfield housing development from 1996 to 2009 (CLG 2010). The planning office of the Deputy Prime Minister focuses on promoting patterns of sustainability through physical development (OPDM 2001). Accordingly, emergent sustainable development and brownfield regeneration agendas have increased debate over the concept of sustainable brownfield regeneration. RESCUE (2003) provided a Europe-wide definition of ‘sustainable brownfield regeneration’, setting brownfields within a ‘triple bottom line’ framework....   [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 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 - ... Also, use of non-renewable resources can be balanced by reinvesting in ‘reproducible capital,’ for example, infrastructure with economic value in terms of production or efficiency outweighs the loss of using non-renewable resources.5 However, natural capital conservation theorists based their view on the assumption that natural capital has inherent value which cannot be replaced by man-made capital, or as in Goodwin’s article - produced capital.4,5 This had led to the suggestion that certain issues can be dealt with through the neo-classical approach which stresses market efficiency, but others that relate to important environmental issues or resources should require the application of “safe minimum standards.”5 Furthermore, the approach chosen should be based on the extent and irreversibility of ecological damage....   [tags: Economics, Environment, Social]
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Sustainable Development - ... Currently, the manifestations of the design code are a hierarchy of street forms including mews and courtyards, with use of local materials, trees, street furniture and the treatment of boundaries between public and private spaces. Jackson (2007,. p-3) denotes the Planning Policy Statements that influenced the key stakeholders in the development of the Upton Master Plan, citing: PPG3 Housing (DETR, 2000a), (substituted with PPS3 (CLG, 2006a)); PPG23 Planning and pollution control (DoE, 1994); PPG25: Development and flood risk (ODPM, 2001) (substituted with PPS25 (CLG, 2006b)); PPG17: Planning for open space, sport and recreation (ODPM, 2002)....   [tags: Upton, Economics, Urban Planning] 2233 words
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Sustainable Development - ... By underlining the interdependence between environmental and developmental issues, the Brundtland Report drew attention to the environmental impact of key North-South issues such as trade relations, aid, debt and industrialisation. It concluded that sustainable development is impossible while poverty and massive social injustices persist; hence the importance attributed to social intra-generational equity alongside the ‘less’ important environmental principle of intergenerational equity. The most serious level of concern about the paradigm of sustainable development is that it fosters several delusions....   [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, 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 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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Promoting Sustainable Development - ... Canada originally signed on to the treaty but realized it could not meet its targets so it withdrew from the agreement (Barbier and Markandya 2013,19). This shows the lack of respect that member of the OCED have for promoting environmentally sustainable development within their own territory. The OECD however, does promote environmentally sustainable development for the developing world. In fact, members of the OECD were upset that at Kyoto when the advancing industrializing states such as China and India did not have to reduce any emissions (Barbier and Anil Markandya 2013, 19)....   [tags: Failure, World Care, Environment]
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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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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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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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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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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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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 Impacts of Sustainable Tourism and Their Influence on Resort Management - ... Strategy towards this principle is to maintain the natural heritage and biodiversity at tourist destinations (Khoo and Tan, 2010). Establishment of national parks and protected areas is one of the implementation planning authorities can do. Under protection and surveillance, minimum damage is done to the environment and wildlife. Future generations can also have the privilege to enjoy the nature like people today do.   2.2 Negative Impacts of Sustainable Tourism Despite all the benefits of sustainable tourism, there are also negative impacts too....   [tags: tourism industry, culture, environment, developmen]
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Sustainable Operation Management - ... In United Kingdom, Tesco supermarket tries to reduce any waste food by selling any food that is approaching expiry date from the stores. If any food is not sold after the expiry date, the food is donated if possible to charities. The bakery waste is converted into animal feeds for live stocks, expired raw meat and chicken is changed to pet food and chicken fats and cooking oils or fats are processed into biodiesel (Tesco and Society, 2013). In supply chain and agriculture, the company is working with sourcing country managers and colleagues who work directly with farmers to make sure that no wastes are experienced....   [tags: Management, Tesco, sustainable]
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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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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: Food, Natural Resources, and Gender - ... For global health and development to succeed people in the western world have to sit up and realise the importance of eradicating diseases which may not be an immediate concern in the country they are living. From a more positive perspective in the last decade, there has been a reduction in the child mortality rate, average life expectancy has increased and there has been notable progression towards the elimination and eradication of various infectious diseases. For example, the annual incidence of polio has fallen from 350,000 cases in 1988 to just 20,000 in 1999....   [tags: survival, sustainability, environment, economy]
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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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Sustainable Development Can Reduce Global Warming - "Global warming is too serious for the world any longer to ignore its danger or split into opposing factions on it." -- Tony Blair, speech, Sept. 27, 2005 According to the latest scientific data there is a direct human influence on the climate system. An upward trend in global temperatures can be clearly seen over the last three decades. The effects of this human induced climate destabilization can be seen in the present and are projected to worsen over time, regardless of the level of carbon emitted into the future....   [tags: Climate Change, 2015]
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Human Nature in the Technological Age - ... This is human nature disappeared. Heard a recording "Voice box and flute" from Sarah Greens's CBC audio documentary, that the mechanization of people does not feel any emotional response, as if no life. This is the technology easy with about the same time to give us our sorrow. Being Digital - how tempting this word, to make people's lives today can achieve unprecedented precision, because the whole universe of space can be seen as a virtual network, a small planet is just one node, from 0 to 1 well into the digital portfolio of your ideas, your life, all around you people and events that have occurred or not occurred in the presence of do we really have to change from it....   [tags: Development, Alienation, Disadvantages] 1250 words
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A sustainable for the Disabled - ... What is more, the decision of the site is mainly from the location, which is located in a residential and commercial district, but also adjacent to national public hospital and special schools for disabled. All those elements are pointing to the program goal – learn how to live independently. Essay body (how): First design considerations- Constrain For a disabled person, a big challenge is to have an adapted house which can balance his/her disabilities. The design of an adapted house need to consider a lot of technical constrains....   [tags: Home Design, Construction Adaptability] 2275 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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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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To What Extent Can the Problems of Urbanization be Met by a Policy of Sustainable Development - ... Urbanization in many cities have grown rapidly because of rural to urban migration, for example, in Africa, urban population grows very rapidly from 25% to 33.4% between 1990 and 1995 (Bilham-Boult,1999). More and more people want to move to urban districts because people always think that there are more chances to get a good job and live a better life in urban districts. But fortunately, a policy of sustainable development can deal with the housing shortage to some extent without the negative effects on our natural environment, there are two main ways....   [tags: Urban Population, Pollution]
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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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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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Urban Sprawl vs the Sustainable City - ... Urban sprawl is born due to many causes, overpopulation, demographic density, “cheap” land or poor government planning. I would like to describe some of these features that will help to clearly understand the last message of this essay. When the people from the inner cities move towards the suburbs the first thing that comes to my mind and maybe yours is, why are they doing this. The answer is relative; it is mainly caused by affordable costs such as land value or resources, due to more comfort or also by government investment & influence....   [tags: urban sprawl, natural environment]
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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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Effect of Television Viewing on Child Development - Grace Nowadays, television has been played a major role in most family households. Although television was invented over half a century ago, it has now become a part of most children’s everyday lives. Children have begun to turn to television for their main source of entertainment .Television has its own good sides but research shows that the disadvantages of television watching for children outweigh the advantages. This is because it will affect children’s health, children’s educational development, children’s cognitive skill and also children’s behaviour....   [tags: Child Development]
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Employee Development Programs - Employee development programs are not a new idea in the United States. General Motors established one of the first corporate universities in 1927 with the General Motors Institute (Gerbman, 2000). The concept was slow to catch on, but in the 1950s a variety of organizations followed the same path. During the 1950s General Electric established Crotonville Management Development Institute and Walt Disney began Disney University (Gerbman, 2000). McDonald’s followed this trend with the establishment of Hamburger University to train its managers in the early 1960s (Garger, 1999)....   [tags: Career Planning, Training and Development] 699 words
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Developments in Middle Childhood -   Children between the ages of 8-12 are defined as being within the developmental stage of middle childhood.  At this age, the rapid development of previous stages has decreased and the physical changes within this period are slower and more defined.  The refinement of gross and fine motor skills is a critical aspect of this stage as the delayed or retarded development can have significant impact on the areas of cognitive, social and emotional development.  In order to ensure children are equipped with the correct knowledge and understanding of health, well being and healthy eating, the period of middle childhood is one in which these aspects are incorporated and failure to properly do so can result in long term ramifications and problems....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Effects of being Economically Disadvantaged - ... Because economically impoverished kids have bad vocabulary because of the price of books at libraries sometimes could be too much money for the family there should be more ways to get non-costing books and there should be more counselors that encourage them to read instead of watching television. Slowly higher education like college is becoming cheaper for economically disadvantage people so they can do something good with their lives. For economically handicapped people who have good grades in high school there is a way to go to college “The EOP was designed to make higher education possible for poor students who had the grades and knowledge to go to college” (Davis, Hunt, Jenkins, and page 71)....   [tags: Poverty, Education, Welfare]
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Climate Change and Business as Usual vs The Four Basic Ethical Principles: An Argument for Sustainable Development - ... We have seen a surge of wildfires, increased drought in some areas and increased flooding others, and more intense hurricanes and tropical storms. As it is, a warming planet already threatens people worldwide by causing deaths, spreading insect-borne diseases, and exacerbating respiratory illnesses. Extreme weather creates additional threats to human health due to devastating heat waves, worsening air quality, and the spread of disease (Environmental Defense Fund).   Sustainable Development The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines sustainability as of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged (sustainable, 2013)....   [tags: carbon dioxide, fossil fuel, sustainability, ethic]
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Towards a sustainable energy supply - ... Nevertheless, it is definitely necessary to have a significant change in the technological paradigm to move society into a direction that is more ecologically sustainable. Clear paradigm changes are required, whose scope has to go well beyond specific technical improvements and enter more ambitious reigns like the use of the vast resource that the ocean can provide or the combined heat and power generation in gas turbines. In Evolutionary Theorising on Technological Change and Sustainable Development René Kemp questions how this technological paradigm shift can be stimulated and proposes the Evolutionary theory, which focuses in the branched nature of every sociotechnical change....   [tags: industrial revolution, nuclear energy]
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Depleting Sustainable Resources - Depleting Sustainable Resources In 1991, Somali had over 280,000 deaths by starvation after a five -year war depleted their food resources (Webersik 48). This developing country is one of many to experience similar catastrophes because of war. Developed countries such as Norway, United States, and Australia rely on natural resources and food resources to maintain a high standard of living (Mintzberg 4). Developing countries depend on these resources to survive. Competition between rich nations for scarce resources directly impacts the developing countries sustainability (Webersik 48)....   [tags: Political Science]
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Prenatal Screening - ... When parents know the fetus is “special”, they may be chosen to terminate the pregnancy. Thus, in general prenatal screening helps to detect congenital disabilities but is also thought to be the 'remedy' selective abortion (Seller, 1976). One of the benefits of prenatal screening is to enable early detection of the developmental defect embryology. This embryology developmental defect may be due to the mutation or genetic inheritance. Mutation is a condition characterized by permanent change in the DNA sequence that makes up a gene....   [tags: Detect Diseases, Conditions, Babies] 1208 words
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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Hydropower - Since the invention of electricity, mankind has found many ways to generate electricity by using different energy sources. Energy sources can be classified into two main types which is renewable and non renewable or finite energy (Twidella, & Weir, 1985). According to Twindella and Weir (1985) renewable energy is defined as energy that has sustainable sources and can be found in the natural environment. This means that the energy sources can be generated on its own without any human interference (Twidella & Weir, 1985)....   [tags: Energy ]
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Marcellus Shale: Advantages and Disadvantages - Marcellus Shale: Advantages and Disadvantages The request for energy around United States is becoming a big issue. Due to the change in climate and environmental problems, the necessity to increasing energy is rising. Being as though natural gas has become a substitute fuel source for power plants, it also has the power to put heat in homes and aid as fuel for vehicles. Having natural gas is an advantage to lessen oil and coal in the United States. Having the Marcellus Shale drilled in can bring a lot of advantages, disadvantages, and financial growth of developing energy sources....   [tags: Energy ]
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Globalization - Globalization can be defined as the system of interaction among the countries of the world in order to develop the global economy. It also refers to the integration of economics and societies all over the world (http://hotbabefatchicks.hubpages.com/hub/Definition-of-Globalization). Globalization can be both advantageous and detrimental to developing countries. Some of its advantages are increased external finance, improved technology and political conformism. Disadvantages of globalization include death of small and medium businesses, loss of cultural identity and the effect of foreign policies on domestic economic development....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]
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Child Development - Everyday we are developing no matter our age, but it is how we develop children that will tell a tremendous amount an individual. How a child developments is fundamentally important at a young age as it affects all aspect of their lives once the child matures. Throughout the class, we looked at many theorists during the course of the semester as well as looked at many articles pertaining to the concepts of the development of children. The theorists and articles opened up our minds to a world that we have never seen before and concepts about child development we have never been taught but have seen in the practical work we do every week....   [tags: Language Development, Poverty] 2625 words
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Brain Development - Child development is crucial throughout the early years, during this time the development of the brain occurs. The development of the brain contributes to the functioning of the body. The anatomy of the brain is made up of neurons and divided into four different lobes. The temporal, frontal, parietal, and occipital lobes control a variety of cognitive functions. The brain controls simple functions such as fine and gross motor skills, vision, and memory. According to Meadows (1993, p.263), at all sorts of levels in the brain there are programs for functions such as breathing, sleeping, and producing coherent language....   [tags: Child Development, Neurons] 967 words
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Globalization: Advantages Outdo the Disadvantages - Globalization is the process by which states become interdependent on each other on all spheres of life. It is a process where countries go global by adapting universal characteristics involving human race. It is therefore the process of uniting people of the world into one unit with universal characteristics. This characteristics include; systems of education, politics, democracy, economy among many others. Through globalization economies, civilizations and societies become integrated into a globalised arrangement of political ideas....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]
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Cognitive Development - ... For example, developing geometric concepts within free play while building a castle with wooden blocks or playing out-door. This concept is evidently supported by the (ACMMG009) which states that foundation year students should be able to “sort, describe and name familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects in the environment.” Henceforth, early interventions such as ‘different cultures, languages, prior experiences, and learning styles” (Kozulin 2003, p120) help children form thoughts that promotes them to easily be capable of building knowledge and take it to the classroom....   [tags: theories, academic development]
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