Ground Vibrations due to Vibratory Sheet Pile Driving (Civil Project)

Vibratory driving is today the most common installation method of sheet piles. The knowledge of the induced ground vibrations is however still deficient. This makes predictions of the vibration magnitudes difficult to carry out with good reliability. To avoid exceeding the limit values, resulting in stops of production, or that vibratory driven sheet piles are discarded for more costly solutions, […]

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Philosophical Perspectives on Sustainable Development With a Focus on the Urban Poor (Civil Project)

The study discusses sustainable development related to the urban poor in informal settlements. It includes also a case study of how the Municipality of Taboão da Serra, a city in the periphery area to SaoPaulo, work for upgrading the favelas. It discusses issues such as which strategies for slum upgrading that are used and which philosophical theories the upgrading projects […]

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Modelling Sediment Connectivity in Swedish Catchments and Application for Flood Prediction of Roads (Civil Project)

Climate changes are predicted to increase precipitation intensities and occurrence of extreme rainfall events in the near future. Scandinavia has been identified as one of the most sensitive regions in Europe to such changes; therefore, an increase in the risk for flooding, landslides and soil erosion is to be expected also in Sweden. An increase in the occurrence of extreme […]

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Seeds of Change: Urban Agriculture (Civil Project)

Nowadays more than half of the world´s population lives in cities. Urbanization is viewed as the primary cause of many problems, but also as the primary stage for more sustainable development in the 21st century. But the increasing and ongoing urbanization changes the economic, social, environmental and political setup of cities and can have several negative impacts related to economic […]

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Strategic Municipal Energy Planning – Examining Current Practice in Sweden (Civil Project)

The Swedish Act on Municipal Energy Planning was written in 1977 in a time of energy crisis and requires each municipality to have a plan for rational supply and distribution of energy. With regards to the on-going climate change however, there is a need for energy planning to emphasise on shifting towards an efficient energy system with high share of […]

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The Demographic Decline – The Case of Sweden: The Shrinking Process in Remote Rural Areas (Civil Project)

In Sweden, growing processes and shrinking processes take place simultaneously since decades. The following thesis deals especially with the decline process in the remote rural municipalities in Sweden. The central question of the thesis is: how the national and municipal level in Sweden is dealing with the demographic decline in remote rural regions. To answer this question, the thesis includes […]

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Groundwater resources assessment using numerical model (MBA Project)

The impacts of climate change and human pressure in groundwater have been greatest threats facing small islands. This paper represents a case study of groundwater responses towards the climate change and human pressures in Manukan Island Malaysia. SEAWAT-2000 was used for the simulations of groundwater response in study area. Simulations of six scenarios representing climate change and human pressures showed […]

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Culturehouse of Waste: A demonstration artifact for the municipality of Stockholm (Civil Project)

THE WASTE HIERARCHY: Through research I quickly stumbled across the concept of the Waste Hierarchy. The concept is widely used in the sustainable waste management discussion and works as a tool for policy making. The waste hierarchy aims to encourage the management of waste materials in order to reduce the amount of waste materials produced, and to recover maximum value […]

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