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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.

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.
Analytical Support Tools for Sustainable Futures
Aliye Ahu Akgün,Eveline van Leeuwen,Peter Nijkamp
Romanian Journal of Regional Science , 2011,
Abstract: The aim of this study is to assess the usefulness of analytical tools for policy evaluation. The study focuses on a multi-method integrated toolkit for sustainability assessment, the so-called SMILE toolkit . This toolkit is developed to provide salient features that are required for monitoring policy-making in a spatial-environmental context. The sustainable development perspective is rather difficult to operationalise due to its dynamism and its multi-dimensionality. Therefore, in this study, we aim to assess the usefulness of the SMILE toolkit for sustainable development issues on the basis of a systemic set of critical factors for sustainable development. We will demonstrate the usefulness of the toolkit in order to create awareness among policymakers on the critical factors for sustainable development in the future.
Modeling sustainable development
Nihoul Jacques C.J.
Modeling, Identification and Control , 1994, DOI: 10.4173/mic.1994.3.6
Abstract: Some of the difficulties of extending economic and ecosystem models to allow for long term forecasting applications to the problem of sustainable development are discussed.
Valeriu Ioan Franc
Revista Romana de Economie , 2009,
Abstract: The author presents four important stages of strategical planning in Romania after 1990: Outline of the Transition to a Market Economy in Romania (1990); The National Strategy for the Lead-up to the Accession of Romania to the EU (1995); The National Strategy for Economic and Social Development of Romania, 2000-2004 (2000); The National Strategy for Sustainable Development of Romania on the 2025 Horizon (2004).The author presents the main characteristics of the above-mentioned exercises of strategical sustainable planning as well as the assessment of their impact on the Romanian society at the time they were drawn up and in the future.
Planning a Sustainable New City  [PDF]
Spiro N. Pollalis, Angela Kouveli, Yannis Orfanos, Olga Tzioti
Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research (JBCPR) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jbcpr.2014.21005
Abstract: Pakistan, the sixth most populous country with 185 million people, grows in the last years at approximately 3.2 million people per year, generating a strong demand for new urban areas [1]. The Defense Housing Authority (DHA), among Pakistan’s most reputable land developers, has been instrumental in providing land for both residential and commercial use in several metropolitan areas. In Karachi, DHA has provided urban land in phases, with such land being most desirable to live and work, significantly improving the existing stock and allowing the growth of competitive economic activities. When DHA started Phase 10, at a distance of 55 km from the center of Karachi, the objective became to develop a self-sustained new city, although it should function as a satellite to the main metropolitan area. Pakistan has had a best experience from the planning of Islamabad by the legendary planner Constantinos Doxiadis, based on the Ekistics concept. So, the planners for the new city, called DHA City Karachi (DCK), also followed the Ekistics concept, enhanced to address the sustainability requirements of DHA. The resulting highly complex planning process, resulting from an uneven terrain and an irregular boundary, was possible to be carried out by employing advanced computer algorithms in the form of parametric design and GIS, tools that were unavailable to Doxiadis in the 60 s but fascinated him at the end of his professional life. This paper presents the sustainable planning approach for the new city of 600,000 people, handling physical constrains and site issues whilst ensuring adaptation to context. Then, the paper introduces how computing was employed towards applying Ekistics.
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