Sustainable Community Development in the Baltic Sea Region

This study examines Sustainable Community Development (SCD) in the context of the Baltic Sea Region. The research focuses on understanding a model for SCD piloted in Robertsfors, Sweden. The model is said to be transferable to any community around the world. This study seeks to understand the concepts and tools used in the Robertsfors Model. It also examines whether the model is strategic with regards to sustainability and whether it is successful in engaging the local community around these issues…


1 Introduction
1.1 Purpose
1.2 Research Scope
1.3 Research Questions
2 Methods
2.1 Logic and Inference
2.2 Literature Review
2.3 Document Review
2.4 Focused Interviews and Questionnaires
2.4.1 Definition
2.4.2 Design
2.4.3 Application
2.4.4 Biases
2.4.5 Robertsfors Model
2.4.6 Estonia, Latvia and Belarus
2.4.7 Canada, Denmark and India
2.4.8 Interview Distribution
3 Results
3.1 Literature Review
3.1.1 Introduction
3.1.2 The Robertsfors SCD Model From the Literature
3.1.3 Related Theories
3.2 Document Review and Interviews
3.2.1 The Baltic Region Context – Baltic
3.2.2 The Context for Sweden
3.2.3 Robertsfors, Sweden
3.2.4 Estonia – Document Review, and Interviews
3.2.5 Latvia – Document Review and Interviews
3.2.6 Belarus
3.2.7 Denmark
3.2.8 Whistler, Canada
3.2.9 India
3.3 Funding Application
4 Discussion
4.1 Research Question 1
4.2 Research Question 2
4.3 Research Question 3
4.4 Research Question 4
5 Conclusions, Propositions and Questions for Further Research
5.1 Conclusions
5.2 Propositions
5.3 Questions for Further Research

Author: Yury Kazhura, Paulo Bento Maffei de Souza, Heather Worosz

Source: Blekinge Institute of Technology

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