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A winter city is any urban centre that experiences a long, dark, cold, and/or snowy winter. The Winter Cities movement is a more precise concept, referring to cities taking an active role in becoming more appealing and functional in winter, primarily through physical interventions. The movement...
Background: Lean is a management system aimed at maximizing value by reducing waste and reconfiguring organizational processes that originated from the Toyota manufacturing industry. Lean is increasingly implemented as a quality improvement management system for healthcare. We conceptualize Lean...
This discussion is an overview of the Albertan economy in 2019 with suggestions to eliminate fossil fuels from the equation. With the current state of the climate, shifting towards sustainable energy will be integral in prolonging the success of our species. The Albertan economy is based heavily...
Citizen Engagement in Sustainability Planning: Patterns and Barriers from Hinton and Wood Buffalo, Alberta, CanadaDownload
Canada’s Gas Tax Fund is intended to support municipal sustainability initiatives, provided that each applying municipality formulates a form of Integrated Community Sustainability Plan. Both the federal and provincial governments made citizen participation an important requirement of the...
Determination of Optimal Sites for Municipal Solid Waste-to-Value-Added Facilities for Canada through Geographical Information System ModellingDownload
Sustainable management of municipal solid waste (MSW) is one of the biggest challenges faced by economies worldwide. Rising waste generation rates, limited land resources, and environmental and public health issues raised by conventional land disposal have shifted the focus of decision-makers...
Engaging Citizens in Sustainable Development in Switzerland, France, Denmark, Malta, Sweden, and the PhilippinesDownload
We live in a finite world, and the sooner we come to terms with this, the better. Because the world we live in does not consist of infinite resources, we must understand that sustainable development is necessary for our survival. We can no longer afford to continue utilizing our resources at the...
Little attention in research has been paid to post-homeless trajectories among former street involved youth (SIY), despite previous studies having revealed fragile housing stability post-homelessness. It is important to understand how former SIY are able to cope with life post-homelessness and...
The clothing and textile industry has become one of the world’s greatest polluters as tremendous volumes of clothing are produced, used, and disposed of at alarming rates. The amount of resources, both renewable and non-renewable, required to continue at the current rate of consumption, along...
Introduction: Relationships Between Protected Areas and Sustainable Forest Management: Where are We Heading?Download
The relationship between protected areas and forest management has been one that has often been fraught with conflict. New practices in the forest sector and new ecological insights have led more recently to better co-operation in some regions, although it is debatable to what extent cooperative...
This dissertation studies efforts by self-declared grassroots groups, organizations, and campaigns that promote Canadian oil through traditional and social media. Since the emergence of the Ethical Oil campaign following the publication of Ethical Oil in 2010, similar groups and organizations...