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A Spatial Sustainable Development Model Based on Partnership between Government, Community and Specialist in Baghdad  [PDF]
Mukdad A. Al-Khateeb, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Sven Knutsson
Creative Education (CE) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2016.714190
Abstract: Iraq is facing fatal challenges: internal, external and natural that are threatening the well-being of the Iraqi community at present and certainly jeopardizing the sustainable development at all levels of Sustainable Development (SD)-Capitals: natural, human and social, and manufactured/financial. This paper is intended to discuss on establishing a Sustainable Neighborhood in Baghdad, where it could serve as an experimental project to test the forms of expenditure that would guarantee the best eco-efficient transformation of expenditure to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The paper illustrates the challenges of SD and the factors that would exacerbate their effect unless dealing with through scientific-well managed procedures based on green growth policies and sustainable development strategies.
Sustainable University Model for Higher Education in Iraq  [PDF]
Mukdad A. Al-Khateeb, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Sven Knutsson
Creative Education (CE) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2014.55041

Education can become another burden on the development unless addresses the internal, external and natural challenges by Sustainable Universities that provide an educational, cultural and teaching model through a sustainable development strategy. This paper tends to illustrate the different challenges of sustainable development in Iraq coupled with the full ignorance of the concept and principles of sustainability and suggests a model for a sustainable university. Although the suggested model is rather complicated, but it is crucial to encompass the different effects of human resources on the sustainable development capitals, at and beyond, the university campus.

The Goggles Project: Using Street Theatre to Engage University Stakeholders in Discussions about Sustainability  [PDF]
Tarah Wright, Gary Markle, Peter Wuench
Creative Education (CE) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2013.47A2012

Sustainable development has become a global priority. While a sustainable future cannot be achieved through changes and actions in one sector alone, education is a key component in working toward this goal. Universities in particular have a moral task as leaders in the ESD movement, and are important catalysts for moving towards a sustainable future. However, research shows that there is a general lack of engagement in, and knowledge of sustainability within the university community at large. This manuscript describes the Goggles Project which used street theatre as a creative way to engage the whole university community in discussions regarding sustainability and the role universities can and/or should play in achieving a sustainable future.

The Role of Ecotourism Potentials in Ecological and Environmental Sustainable Development of Miankaleh Protected Region  [PDF]
Fahimeh Seifi, Gholam Reza Janbaz Ghobadi
Open Journal of Geology (OJG) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ojg.2017.74033
Abstract: Protected areas are considered as suitable environments for tourism development where the performance of tourism, consumer, and economic activities consistent with each region based on total management plan provides the context for sustainable tourism development. Therefore, the aim of the present study1 was to explore the role of ecotourism potentials in the environmental development of Miankaleh Protected Region using a descriptive, analytical, survey method. It also aimed to examine factors affecting sustainable tourism development in the region under study. The data were collected using documentation and library techniques, field methods, questionnaires, note taking, observation, and conducting interviews with people, tourists, and authorities in charge of ecotourism development. The research population included people living in Noushahr, of whom 384 families, 30 experts, and 100 tourists were selected as the respondents in the research sample using Cochrane formula. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics, and Spearman test through SPSS. The results of the study showed that there was a significant relationship between ecotourism potentials, environmental, economic and sociocultural development in the region under study.
Research on the Sustainable Development of China’s Village Banks
—Analysis Based on Financial Sustainable Development Theory

Wanju An
Open Journal of Business and Management (OJBM) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ojbm.2017.53045
Abstract: The sustainable development of village banks concerns the effect of rural financial incremental reform, and the sustainable supply of rural finance concerns the sustainable development of the economy of the whole rural area. Based on the financial sustainable development theory, this paper seized the key point of financial efficiency, analyzed the factors that affected the sustainable development of village banks from the three aspects of demand and supplied matching degree, rural capital use efficiency and management performances of village banks, and proposed the solutions to the sustainable development of village banks based on the analysis of the three aspects.
Public Policy Making in the Coastal Zone of the Venice Lagoon: Is There a Good Balance between Economic Development, the Social Dimension and Environmental Protection?  [PDF]
Maria Sabrina De Gobbi
Open Journal of Political Science (OJPS) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojps.2013.34019

This paper shows how much citizens’ views are taken into account in local policy decision-making concerning the management of the coastal area of the Venice Lagoon. Through the application of a somewhat innovative version of the contingent valuation method (CVM), it is possible to understand how to set a good balance among economic development, the social dimension and environmental protection in a coastal zone. The methodology allows for a clear assessment of the economic value of non-use values. In 2010, an online survey was conducted in the Venice area to find out how local much citizens value two protected areas in the Venice Lagoon. Four hypotheses were tested to find out whether the age of respondents, the municipality where they live, their income level, and the visited and protected sites are factors determining a different willingness to pay for environmental protection. The economic, social and environmental situation of the coastal zone of the Venice Lagoon in 2010 was then compared to that of 2012 to try to draw conclusions on the level of sustainability of the management of the Venice coastal area. The comparison indicates that there have been some improvements in citizens’ participation in decision-making

Charting the Course for Sustainable Small Island Tourist Development  [PDF]
Teresa L. McKee
Journal of Environmental Protection (JEP) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/jep.2013.43030

This article, Charting the Course for Sustainable Small Island Tourist Development, addresses sustainability criteria for small island tourist development drawing on the history of development in the last decade in the Bocas del Toro archipelago of the Republic of Panama in the Caribbean Sea near the border of Costa Rica. Tax deferments for the development of vacation and resort properties spurred a boom in this island locale since the late 1980’s. Tourist Law 8 of the Panamanian constitution is referenced. Sustainability criteria of water supply and availability are suggested and outer island projects are discussed. Lessons are outlined and recommendations are made for permit qualifications that promote sustainable small island tourist development.

The English Language and Sustainable Development in Nigeria  [PDF]
Ifeyinwa Obiegbu
Open Journal of Political Science (OJPS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojps.2015.52009
Abstract: Language is the only sustainable weapon that can bind a multilingual nation like Nigeria together. The English language occupies a very significant role in the formation of national values and integration of the Nigerian nation. More than a decade after decolonization of Nigeria, English continues to enjoy its primacy in our educational system as a medium of instruction. Economically, English language is crucial for economic growth. The fragile unity that we still enjoy in Nigeria would have been herculean without the English language. This paper pointedly exposes us to the various ways in which the English language acts as a veritable tool for sustainable development in Nigeria.
Sustainable Development in the Context of Major Infrastructure Projects in United Kingdom  [PDF]
Ebikapade Amasuomo, Syed Ali Hasnain, Ayodeji Yemi Osanyinlusi
Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection (GEP) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/gep.2015.34006
Abstract: The present paper is aimed at reviewing sustainable development and sustainability approach for infrastructure projects in the United Kingdom. It is imperative that major infrastructure projects (MIPs) adhere to the principles of sustainable development in order to promote sustainability. This requires identifying sustainable strategies that are capable of serving as a guide to inculcating sustainability into major infrastructural projects. The current paper examines ways of inculcating sustainability into infrastructure projects bearing in mind that construction, maintenance and the way we use facilities have significant impacts on the environment. In addition to the fact that, decision making tools on methods of inculcating sustainability into infrastructure project appear too complex to stakeholders; and in most cases they do not provide stakeholders the necessary information required to make a good judgement. Hence, the present paper relies on desk study to gather existing data on infrastructure project and sustainable development. Existing data are obtained from books, scholarly articles and the WebPages of municipal authorities in the UK. Amongst other findings, the paper reveals that the utilization of environmental impact statements and environmental assessment documents at the formative stage of projects will aid the assessment of the level of sustainability to be achieved in any infrastructure development.
Milpa or Forest. Development Crunch in the Most Marginalized Communities in the State of Hidalgo (Mexico)  [PDF]
Tomás Serrano, Emmanuel Galindo, Tomás Hernández
Journal of Water Resource and Protection (JWARP) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/jwarp.2016.82016
Abstract: In the world, only a few decades ago, human progress based on the consumption of energy from fossil fuels has pushed us to accept it as the cause of global warming. This problem will continue due to an unbalance of the environment, originated by the increase of CO2 via consumption of fossil fuel, added to the decrease of O2 in the air due to the growth of desertification. The article is a lesson to the study of global warming. In Mexico, at the local level, the richest region in biodiversity in the state of Hidalgo is becoming a desert by the performance of the main economic activities of the population. In sum, the damage in such a way at the region Otomi Tepehua, wide desert areas will become visible; nevertheless, current conditions of rainfall still take place, which could worsen life conditions for its population; increasing poverty among it, due to the direct decrease in the amount and quality of milpas. Moreover, water and oxygen decrease will impact negatively on the majority of population located in the center of Mexico.
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