Friday fiKa

Welcome to Friday fiKa!

As a part of the tradition, "Rivercity" family warms its members with "fika" which usually takes place in every Friday around 15:00 before friday catches them! No wonder it is one of moments that members wait for all week, and rejoice themselves by sharing their feelings and exhange ideas & weekly experiences. While mingling with coffee & conversation, it is perhaps more than just a 'fika' covered by following agenda:

> Sum up the week: Review the whole week's activities & performances
> Actions & Plan for next week
> 'Open Your Mind' session: Members share their week experices, evaluate themselves as well as the group as a whole, post new ideas & proposals
> Refreshments: f i k a

However, this page is OUR place where we post our stories, exciting moments, actions & upcoming events. So check it out! We would love to share our weekly 'fika' stories with YOU; and also you are just more than welcome to have a cup of coffee with us :)


(Coming Up) Opera!

May 13, 2010. Rivercity members are going to enjoy the "Böhem" at Gothenburg Opera House on the date around 19:30. You can also join, we will be very happy to have you with us. If you feel so, then please contact us as soon as possible. You can also personally look for members "Rossi" or "Jonas" for details.



Week 4: a fiKa for 'Quy'

April 23, 2010. This Friday was more than fun! It turned out to be one of our member's birthday! What else could have been more fun? We celebrated 'Quy's birthday with sheer joy & choirs; not to mention about the chocolates which was brought for him but unfortunately we digested it before he got any chance! In this bunch of fun, we missed one of our members " Mr. Vasa from Serbia" who was sick (?) & couldn't join us. However, 'fika' was ended by usual discussions & greetings.

Apart from this, for "Jonas" it was a special friday since he had his first football match on Gothenburg Club Football Tournament; we had our best wishes for him (otherwise he would have killed us)! Finally, we, rest of the members ended our day going to after-work. 




Celebrating our first fiKa:

*** details coming soon


Posted by: Saiful Islam Rossi


The Bill - short film - Germanwatch

One of the three winners of the Germanwatch screenplay competition about Climate Justice. In this four-minute movie produced by Peter Wedel the CO2 intensive lifestyle of an urban dweller (played by Benno Fürmann) is put in contrast to the people in developing countries which are affected most by Climate Change. Further information on this topic:
www.germanwatch.org

This short film was recently nominated for the Viral Video Awards and has been presented at the Annual Conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development in Berlin.
Posted by Aditya Muharam and Tohori Tsuchiya

Discussing and Presenting literature

During our second and third week we were all given two texts to read, one that we present and the other  to prepare questions. Basically the text will be our theoretical or and research departure point so it is important for use to share each other our own understanding of the text and its value for our project. We also point out which part that are interesting and important points of the text we might find useful for the projects.

The presentation was held on 8,9,12,13 April 2010 in the Mark Room, Geovetarcentrum.

Below is the list of literatures we discussed. Furthermore we will post the review of the literature or attach them so you can download them.

Posted by: Aditya Muharam

 

List of Literature

Climate change, risk and adaptation

1. SMHI (2006). Klimatunderlag för sårbarhetsanalys Göteborgs stad – Etapp 2, sannolikhets och riskbedömningar. SMHI. Rapport Nr. 2006:16.

2. Schneider, S.H., S. Semenov, A. Patwardhan, I. Burton, C.H.D. Magadza, M. Oppenheimer, A.B. Pittock, A. Rahman, J.B. Smith, A. Suarez and F. Yamin (2007). Assessing key vulnerabilities and the risk from climate change. Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, M.L. Parry, O.F. Canziani, J.P. Palutikof, P.J. van der Linden and C.E. Hanson, Eds., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 779-810. http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/wg2/en/ch19.html

3. McLaughlin, P. and Dietz, Thomas. (2008). Structure, Agency and Environment: Toward an Integrated Perspective on Vulnerability. Global Environmental Change 18 (1): 99 – 111.

4. CSIRO, Arizona State University, University of Stockholm (2007). Urban Resilience. Research Prospectus. Resilience Alliance. http://www.resalliance.org/files/1172764197_urbanresilienceresearchprospectusv7feb07.pdf

5. ICE (2010). Facing Up to Rising Sea Levels. Retreat? Defend? Attack? ICE. http://www.buildingfutures.org.uk/

Transdisciplinary theory and methodology

1. Geels, F. W. (2010). Ontologies, socio-technical transitions (to sustainability), and the multi-level perspective. Research Policy (Article in Press).

2. Steven Cork et al. (2005). 4 Scenarios. Chapter 8 in Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Scenarios.

http://www.millenniumassessment.org/documents/document.332.aspx.pdf

3. Scholz, R. W. & Tietje, O. (2002). Embedded case study methods. Integrating quantitative and qualitattive knowledge. Thousand oaks: Sage. (Especially Chapter 4: The Architecture of Knowledge Integration in Embedded Case Studies, Chapter 9: Formative Scenario Analysis, Chapter 11: Multi-Attribute Utility Theory, and Chapter 12: Integrated Risk Management).

4. Polk, M., Knutsson, P. (2008). Transdisciplinary research for promoting social change towards sustainable development. Environmental Education Research 14 (6): 643 – 653.

5. Halla, F. (2007). A SWOT Analysis of Strategic Urban Development Planning. The Case of Dar Es Salaam City in Tanzania. HABITAT International Vol. 31 (1): 130 – 142.

Sustainable Urban Development

1. Hopwood, B., Mellor, M., O’Brien, G. (2005). Sustainable Development: Mapping Different Approaches. Sustainable Development 13: 38 – 52.

2. Kates, R. W., Parris, T. M., Leiserowitz, A. A. (2005). What is Sustainable Development: Goals, Indicators, Values and Practice. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development 47 (3): 8 – 21.

3. Rockström, J. et al. (2009). A safe operating space for humanity. Nature 461 (24): 472 – 475.

4. HUR 2050. (2005). Framtidsbilder av en Långsiktigt Hållbar Göteborgsregion omkring år 2050. HUR 2050.

5. Andersson, R., Bråmå, Å., Hogdal, J. (2009). Fattiga och Rika – Segregerad Stad. Flyttningar och segregationens dynamik i Göteborg 1990 – 2006. Göteborgs stad.

6. Andrea Colantonio. (2007). Measuring Social Sustainability: Best Practice from Urban Renewal in the EU. The European Investment bank. http://www.brookes.ac.uk/schools/be/oisd/sustainable_communities/resources/SocialSustainability_Metrics_and_Tools.pdf

Environment, Energy and Transport

1. Regeringskansliet (2000). The Swedish Environmental Objectives. Interim Targets and Action Strategies. Summary of Gov. Bill 2000 / 01:130. Regeringskansliet. http://www.sweden.gov.se/content/1/c6/02/00/34/d7a3cf4f.pdf

2. Yan Zhang, Zhifeng Yang, Xiangyi Yu (2009). Evaluation of urban metabolism based on emergy synthesis: A case study for Beijing (China). Ecological Modelling Vol. 220 (13 - 14): 1690 – 1696.

3. Göteborgs Stad (2009). Miljörapport 2008. En beskrivning av miljötillståndet I Göteborg. R 2009:11. Miljöförvaltningen, Göteborgs Stad. http://www5.goteborg.se/prod/Miljo/Miljohandboken/dalis2.nsf/vyFilArkiv/N800_R2009_11.pdf/$file/N800_R2009_11.pdf

4. Folke, C. (2006). The Emergence of a Perspective for Social-Ecological Systems Analyses. Global Environmental Change 16: 253 – 267.

5. Åkerman J et al. (2007). Två gradersmålet i sikte? Scenarier för svenska energi- och transportsystmet till år 2050. Rapport 5754 Naturvårdsverket. http://www.naturvardsverket.se/Documents/publikationer/620-5754-1.pdf


Project Members 2010

Hej,

We are the member of Project Management for Sustainable Development 2010.

This year we have 17 students and 4 advisors(teachers) from diverse academic fields in University of Gothenburg and Chalmers.

Students (A to Z)

1.       Adelina Lundell

Name

Adelina Lundell

Nationality

Sweden, Gothenburg, 1982

Academic

background

Social sciences and environmental studies (Human Ecology)

Work

experiences

Project for Miljöbron. Universeum.

Motivation

and Expectation

Put theoretical knowledge into practice!

Interested in sustainable city planning from a human ecological perspective.

Other interests

Music, dancing, traveling, environmental and social issues, politics.

Contact info

 

4.       Aditya Muharam

Name

Aditya Muharam

Nationality

Indonesia, Jakarta, 19840717

Academic

background

Bachelor of Art in International Relations, University of Indonesia, 2007; Master programme in Global Studies 2009, Gothenburg University

Work

experiences

1. Programme assistant, Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence, 2009

2. Sales Management Trainee, Phillip Morris Indonesia 2008-2009

3. Programme assistant, Voice of Human Rights Indonesia 2008

Motivation

and Expectation

Learn on city planning and sustainable development in practice

 

Other interests

Football, Juventus, Social Media

Contact info

aditya.muharam@gmail.com

 

2.       Almina Isberg

*detail coming soon

 

3.       Anders Smith

*detail coming soon

 

5.       ASM Mujahidul Islam (Shaheen)

Name

ASM Mujahidul Islam (Shaheen)

Nationality

Rangpur, Bangladesh & 24 January

Academic

background

Masters in Global Studies (on going)

Masters in Logistics & Transport Management (2007)

Bachelor in Business Administration, BBA (2001)

Work

experiences

Marketing Executive (2002-2004) in ACI Limited, Bangladesh

Marketing Researcher (2001) in ACI Limited, Bangladesh

Motivation

and Expectation

I love to work on research. It gives me feelings of bringing something new and something useful to the world.

Other interests

Love music, dance, sports, photography, traveling, and movies. Enjoy cooking & experimenting on it.

Love making friends all over the world.

Contact info

Email: shaheenfly@gmail.com

shaheenfly@yahoo.com

Mobile: +46 73 909 5121

 

6.       Bui Trang Phuong Nam

Name

Bui Trang Phuong Nam

Nationality

Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City

Academic

background

Mathematics - Bachelor

Environmental Management and Economics - Master at Handelshogskolan

Work

experiences

Teaching at highschools and university in Vietnam

Motivation

and Expectation

Finish my master- short-term and study PhD (in US, maybe) - long-term

After that, return to VN to continue teaching

Other interests

Badminton, pingpong

Contact info

pnam84@yahoo.com

 

7.       Emma Josefson

*photo coming soon

Name

Emma Josefson

Nationality

Sweden

Academic

background

At present persuing a master's degree in Spatial Planning at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, to earn the title Planning Architect. Prior to this I enrolled in random courses in environmental science and global studies at the Gothenburg University

Work

experiences

Two internships at the municipality of Trollhättan's Planning department where I was to make a survey of the city centre and to propose future development and use of the city core

Motivation

and Expectation

To learn how to work with people from other fields of knowledge, as a way to prepare myself for my working life where I see myself cooperating with stakeholders and parties with very varying interests and priorities."

Other interests

 

Contact info

josefson.emma@gmail.com

 

8.       Hannes Sonnsjö

Name

Hannes Sonnsjö

Nationality

Sweden, Kristianstad

Academic

background

Bachelor Degree in Political Science (Örebro University) with Peace and Conflict Studies as main area.

Work

experiences

Chairman of the Association of Foreign Affairs - Utrikespolitiska Föreningen. (2007 Malmö Högskola)

Motivation

and Expectation

To see how public administrators are involved in the city planning and to what extent they have an environmental focus in their work.

Also, to see how the city can be developed in terms of recreation areas within the city.

Other interests

Music is my main interest. Has dedicated 10 of my 30 square meters on building a studio in which I sit a lot!

Contact info

 

 

9.       Jonas Per Eric Wilson

Name

Jonas Per Eric Wilson

Nationality

Sweden, Värnamo, 840504

Academic

background

A bachelor's degree in Human Resource management from Örebro University with focus on psychology. One year of Human Ecology studies at the University of Gothenburg. Presently in the Master Programme in Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg.

Work

experiences

I have only been employed by one company, Poståkeriet Värnamo, where I was a driver delivering boxes to companies in Värnamo with surroundings. Otherwise I have played much football and been involved in Örebro SK Ungdom (football club for children) as a coach and lecturer. Presently I play with Lunden ÖBK here in Gothenburg.

Motivation

and Expectation

To begin with I looked forward to some practical work, and I still do that, but now I am also keen on learning from everyone in the group and testing all the education I have had in debates with others. I guess I will try to be the voice of nature (hmm, I should mention that I very much see humans as nature too), producing naive ideas that can be rejected later on, but that maybe creates discussion and some creativity.

Other interests

Well, I must say I know everything about sports in general, especially football. But lately I have noticed myself watching usual news rather than sports news, so I guess something is happening with me. I like training a lot, and me and my violinist Anna has a music project going on where I mostly play guitar and also some piano (someone has said it sounds like jewish folk music...) I am terribly interested in music and at the moment I am more or less in love with the music made by Owen Pallett, a canadien violinist and genious. I am bad in crafts.

Contact info

jonas.wilson@live.se

 

10.   Mai Dinh Quy

Name

Mai Dinh Quy

Nationality

Vietnam, Binh Duong-830423

Academic

background

I have academic background about economics e.g microeconomics, macroeconomics and environmental economics

Work

experiences

I worked as a teacher about 3years before I came Sweden to study about environmental management and economics at Gothengburg Uni.

Motivation

and Expectation

I expect to gain much knowledge when I take part in this Project. I hope learn something news when joint discussion with classmates

Other interests

My hobbies are listening music, shopping, and watching TV. I also love football and swimming very much. My personal interest is how to help people as possible as and so on

Contact info

 

 

11.   Nining Widiyati

Name

Nining Widiyati

Nationality

Indonesia, 3 June 1975

Academic

background

Bachelor in Chemical Engineer Bandung Institute of Technology

Master Program in Environmental Management and Economics Gothenburg University

Work

experiences

Environmental Department Republic of Indonesia

experience in city planning process from different perspectives

Motivation

and Expectation

To learn & enjoy by being with so many people from various interesting background; get a powerful insight of Sustainable Urban Development acknowledging the fact that

"the best is yet to come"

Other interests

cooking, fashion

Contact info

nining_widiyati@yahoo.com

 

12.   Riffat Zahra

Name

Riffat Zahra

Nationality

Pakistan

Academic

background

Masters in Global Studies

Masters in Applied Psychology

Bachelors in Education

Work

experiences

Social Work and Teaching

Motivation

and Expectation

The biggest expectation is that I will master the things which I am unable to do now.

Other interests

Painting,Travelling, Photography,Cooking

Contact info

guszahri@student.gu.se

 

13.   Rita Martha Wanjiku

Name

Rita Martha Wanjiku

Nationality

Kenyan, 25th 08

Academic

background

Masters in Environmental Mangement and Economics.Gothenburg University.

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management-ABE London

Bachelor's in Environmental Science-Kenyatta University

Work

experiences

Lafarge Ecosystems Kenya

SPEK-Society For Protection of Environment in Kenya.

Motivation

and Expectation

I expect to integrate with the rest of my classmates n share information on the different backgrounds that we all have.

Put in to practice the knowledge i will acquire throughout the course in our project case study.

Other interests

Shopping,Reading ,Swimming,socialising and travelling.

Contact info

martharitam@yahoo.com

+46762317069

 

14.   Saiful Islam Rossi

Name

Saiful Islam Rossi

Nationality

Bangladesh, Dhaka, 24.11.1984

Academic

background

MSc in International Business & Trade; Bachelor in Business Administration

Work

experiences

Worked under International Division for a local firm over 10 months; 'Internship' from an ICT firm for 4 months; Brand Management Contract for 3 months

Motivation

and Expectation

To learn & enjoy by being with so many people from various interesting background; get a powerful insight of Sustainable Urban Development acknowledging the fact that

"the best is yet to come"

Other interests

Music, Movies, History, Business Information, Travelling & Soccer

Contact info

Mobile: 0760882206; Email: md.sais@gmail.com, gusmdsais@student.gu.se

 

15.   Samira Heshmatzadeh

Name

Samira Heshmatzadeh

Nationality

Iran, Tehran, 1985

Academic

background

Master of Science in international business and trade in Gothenburg University,

Bachelor in economic science, business economy in Allameh Tabatabai University (ATU) in Iran

Work

experiences

Working as project manager in Naghshe-Click International research institute in Iran

Working as project assistance in Shahid Beheshti University

Working in graduate department of ATU University

Teaching mathematic and statistic in private sector

Motivation

and Expectation

Interested in working as a group especially in big projects. Also I am very ambitious helping people solving problems. I’m mad at difficult and complex issues and problems, trying to find a best fitted solution for them. So the fact is that by taking this course not only my academic skills would improve but also my social ones.

Other interests

interested in climbing and jogging

Playing music and all groups hobbies

Contact info

 

 

16.   Tohori Tsuchiya

Name

Tohori Tsuchiya

Nationality

Japan, Tokyo, 19880607

Academic

background

Bachelor at Civil and Environmental  Engineering

Work

experiences

Teaching experience at Sweden, survey assistance related to management of local  convenience stores in Japan

Motivation

and Expectation

To work with people with different specific backgrounds and to achieve one project is a great advantage for my study. Also, I would like to know more about Gothenburg where I am.

Other interests

Watching and playing football, traveling around the world, meeting new people, cycling, running, organizing events, camping.

Contact info

tofori.tsuchiya@gmail.com

 

17.   Vasa Peric

Name

Vasa Peric

Nationality

Swedish-Serbian, 12.02.84 Belgrade (Serbia)

Academic

background

Bsc Business and Administration/Accounting major

Msc Management

Work

experiences

Project management thesis writing/

Industry and telecomunications working experience.

Bar owner.

Motivation

and Expectation

Great time with interesting people and interesting project.

Grow as a individual during this time and learn more about different processes. Pass with distinction on the end :)

Other interests

swimming, making great food and traveling. Good vine is also a plus. I enjoy meeting new people and evolving in every single way.

Contact info

Mobile 0700922776

vasaperic82@hotmail.com

gusperiva@student.gu.se


Advisors(Teachers)

·         Elisabeth Undén

Name

Elisabeth Undén

Nationality

Sweden, Hallsberg 21st of November 1976

Academic

background

Master in Mathematical statistics, Master in Environmental Science

Work

experiences

Worked at an Environmental consultant at two different firms, Koucky & Partners and FluxSense AB.

Worked at both Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg with teaching, research and coordinating projects in air quality and sustainable urban development.

Worked at The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) (Naturskyddsföreningen) with congestion charges.

Motivation

and Expectation

That the project as a whole will push the knowledge base and ideas on sustainable urban development future and to give input to important planning processes for the City of Gothenburg.

To learn a lot and have fun.

Other interests

 

Contact info

 

 

·         Ingrid Johansson

*detail coming soon

 

·         Lena Viktorsson

Name

Lena Viktorsson

Nationality

Sweden

Academic

background

Course coordinator and advisor for the case study course 'Project management in Sustainable Development' 2008-2010

Participant in the case study course 2007

Master of Science in physical oceanography, 2007

Work

experiences

Most of my experience is within the academia. I am currently working as a Ph.D. student in oceanography. My work is related to eutrophication problems and focuses on exchange of nutrients between sediment and overlying water on the Baltic sea and a fjord system north of Gothenburg.

Apart from my academic work I have studied Spanish in Latin America and worked as a volunteer for environmental NGOs in Ecuador. Part time jobs during my years as a student includes waitress, security guard, park and green area maintenance and work in the health care sector.

Motivation

and Expectation

"From the past three years with this course I have seen our definition of sustainable development becoming more users friendly. By that I mean that it is not only a few words on a paper but something that describe how we can develop, plan and build our society to make it sustainable.

I hope this year’s study will show how the area around the Gota River and all of us that use it can become sustainable. I am also looking forward to get to know a lot of new persons and see how they understand the concept of sustainable development."

Other interests

When not at work I spend much of my time rolling around on a mat with other people. The sport is called Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (no, it is not Capoeira) and you can find more info about it at www.grappling.se. I recommend everyone that do not dislike close contact to try it!

Contact info

 

·         Per Knutsson

*detail coming soon

 

·         Ulf Ernstson

Name

Ulf Ernstson

Nationality

Sweden, Trollhättan 12 maj 1958

Academic

background

Current employment at the University of Gothenburg

2009-2010;  Postdoc., environmental coordinator, teacher, Department of Human and Economic Geography, Center for Regional Analysis, School of Economics at Göteborg University.

2007-2008 Researcher, environmental coordinator, teacher, Department of Human Geography, Center for Regional Analysis, School of Economics at Göteborg University.

I have previously held doctoral position at Department of Human Geography, School of Economics at Göteborg University. I have been environmental manager for the project to introduce environmental management systems (ISO 14001) at the School, is currently working as environmental coordinator for the School.

Work

experiences

Approximately 10 years experience in the automotive and aerospace industry as NC services operator, planning engineer, designer, and technical consultant.

I have experience from designing components and develop technical systems in the car industry. Experience working with various CAD programs (Cadam, CATIA, Strim 100) and GIS software (ArcInfo, ArcGIS, MapInfo). I have completed, and graduated, from a number of courses, environmental management training (SIFU) in 1996,  Master exam in Human Geography (University of Gothenburg) in 1995, Industrial Administration (higher specialization course, Nils-Ericsson School Trollhättan) 1982, 4-year technical school, machine (Nils-Ericsson School, Trollhättan, Sweden), 1978

Motivation

and Expectation

My motivation for the project is large, although the time I have available is somewhat limited. I am very interested in environmental issues. Have studied and been involved in various environmental issues, problems and solutions since 1990. I expect this year's case study course will be as good as usual, but after the initial weeks, I think it will be the best in years

Other interests

Leisure interests is sports as running, cycling, reading literature, travel, and culture in all forms, not least cafe visits, play guitar in a hobby band and to sail with the boat

Contact info

ulf.ernstson@geography.gy.se

Tel. 031-7861422"

 

 

Posted by Tohori Tsuchiya


Invitation to the First Reference Meeting 14 April 2010

Currently we are in the early phase of our project on sustainable development of the future Gothenburg river city and we would appreciate inputs regarding these matters.
Therefore, we invite you all for attending the reference meeting where we can discuss more about the strength, weakness, opportunities, and threats of the Gothenburg river. 

The meeting will be held at Wednesday, 14 April 2010,

Geovetarcentrum Gothenburg University,
Guldshedsgatan 5A (Wavrinsky Plats Hallplats)
Kl.13-15,
Room Mark och Luft

Thank you for your cooperation and hope to see you soon.
Project Management for Sustainable Development
Contact Person:
Jonas Wilson
0709305929
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Excursion as part of project

By: Samira Heshmatzadeh


Many people are considered to be variable knowledge about the state of affairs in a DISTINCT or geographic socio-cultural area. Whenever something of Importance that happens upon their concerns domain, they are to be likely be called upon to explain or interpret the events publicly. In this term they start to find the issues and objectives by observing the area, as we did in our project.



The fact is that all projects log in research, observation, and collection of materials. Excursion as one way suggested data collecting and getting familiar with problem area by observing the problem area. Direct way commands as another way is information gathering, Sequence of Operations That Enabler the user to learn the commands Which change his data sets. The Distinction between the excursion and the direct way is because of the distinction between there plan and performance, or between knowing and doing. So the best way of doing comprehensive research is to combine different type of data gathering.




On the 30 th March 2010, as the first step of starting our project, we start to observe the area of our study in five diffferent groups, EACH were responsible for part of area specified by documenting the day with photo and prepare a presentation.

So the first group's points of interest was:

· Angered bridge

· Area Planned for new tunnel

· Marieholm bridge.

For the second group was:

· Backaplan (Development Area)

· Ringön and Trains chunting yard close by

· DHL terminal and Gullbergsvass kay area.

Third group were Responsible for:

· Älvrummet (exhibition about the River City)

· Biskopsgården

· wharf.

Forth Group to observed:

· Rock - Älvsnabben

· Färjenäs

· Sannegårdshamnen

· Stena terminal.

Finally the load group observed:

· Amf4 military area - as a potential area for new development

· Risholmen / Heart Holmen

· Kungsten / Älvsborgsbron bridge.




By observing the area, the strengths and weakness as well as potential and future possibilities of the area could be understandable more tangibly. After That observation EACH groups presented their own understanding of that area of the whole members. For example the first group started by their observation at Angered, passing the bridge, taking photos and discussing the strengths and weakness of that area, try to draw reason for them, like the inaccessibility to the river side, no social meeting place, non residential friendly and so on. They also "mentioned thats the linkage between both sides of the river was so weak and there was a new project of building a new tunnel completely close to the old one which seem questionable. They also "found thats the density of the area from the east side was so diffused and as you go more along the river up to center it was sensed both for residential and industrial area with these objectives. They came to this conclusion, that what would be the benefits as well as loss of Sustainable Development on that area.









Göteborg, a short introduction.

An old Swedish saying holds that a child that is loved has many names. Göteborg, Gothenburg, Gotemburgo, Gautaborg … I am counting. Well, this child is loved by many. Therefore it is our way to express a love to a child by preparing future sustainable development.

But first a bit of very short introduction taken from several sites:

Greater Gothenburg, is a metropolitan area surrounding the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. The metropolitan region is located in Västra Götaland County, except for the municipalities of Kungsbacka, which is located to the south in Halland County. As of 2005, the municipality of  Alingsås and Lilla Edet were added to the region. With the current population of nearly one million individuals it is the second largest metropolitan area in Sweden after Metropolitan Stockholm.

Google Maps view of Gothenburg

Meanwhile the City of Gothenburg (Swedish:Göteborg), is the second-largest city in Sweden (after Stockholm) and the fifth-largest in the Nordic countries. Situated on the south-west coast of Sweden, the city has a population of around half million people. The city was founded in 1621 by King Gustaf Adolf of Sweden. It is situated by the sea at the mouth of Göta Älv-the river running through the city-and is the largest sea port of the Nordic countries.

Our focus of interest in this project will be the the future Gothenburg sustainable development of around the Göta Älv (Göta River).

The Göta älv is a river that drains lake Vänern into Kattegat at the city of Gothenburg on the western coas Kattegat at the city of Gothenburg on the western coast of Sweden. It is located in Götaland, with the river itself being a site of early Geatish settlement. The length is 93 km. Often the combination of Göta älv and Klarälven (a river ending at Vänern) is mentioned. This combination is the longest river in the Nordic countries, 750 km. The Bohus Fortress is located by the river at Kungälv. Here the river splits into two, with the northern part being the Nordre älv and the southern part keeping the name Göta älv.

Meanwhile for this project the preliminary limitation of the river area is between Angered Bridge down to the mouth of the river in the western part of Gothenburg.

At a glance the area has a complex and different landscape; housing, industries, transportation infrastructures; mixed with different interests and values. Therefore it is fair to say, it will be an interesting and challenging project to nurture the child we love into a better future.

 

 

Aditya Muharam

Source: Wikipedia, Googlemaps, Goteborg.com

 


Welcome to Project Management for Sustainable Development

Dear Students!

Welcome to the 2010 course "Project Management for Sustainable Development".

The course starts on Monday 29th of March at 09.00 at Department of Earth Sciences (Guldhedsgatan 5A) in Room MARK OCH LUFT.

During the course you are expected to work 09.00 - 17.00, Monday - Friday, with the project until the 5th of June. 

This year's project will deal with urban sustainable development in the face of climate change and will focus on the centre of Gothenburg, along the southern and northerns shores of Göta Älv. The present and future development of this city area involves a vast number of aspects, including environmental, social, political, economic and cultural. It furthermore contains local as well as regional, international levels and scales. 

During the course you will work in cooperation with different stakeholders concerned with the future development of Göteborg, including representatives from the Gothenburg City Administration, the private sector, the general public and various interest groups.

See you on Monday 29th of March!

The course supervisors

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