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dc.contributor.advisorGertler, Michaelen_US
dc.creatorZagozewski, Rebeccaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-02T14:31:36Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T05:09:43Z
dc.date.available2011-12-08T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T05:09:43Z
dc.date.created2010-12en_US
dc.date.issued2010-12en_US
dc.date.submittedDecember 2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-12022010-143136en_US
dc.description.abstractCurrent trends in housing development are economically, socially and environmentally unsustainable. Co-operatives may have an advantage with respect to the sustainable development of housing and housing communities. The research focuses on the ability of housing co-operative organizations to function as learning organizations to advance goals of sustainability. Drawing on literatures focused on housing co-operatives, learning organizations, community capital and sustainability, the investigation primarily focuses on a single strategic case: a housing co-operative that actively pursues goals of sustainability. The research also includes information gathered through personal participation and observation during three years of membership in another housing co-operative. The research methods employed include observation, documentation, and personal and group interviews. The intent is to understand the extent to which housing co-operatives can be learning organizations with regards to various aspects of community sustainability. The term community sustainability encompasses issues related to the viability and longevity of the community itself, as well as the adoption and implementation of more sustainable consumption practices by community members. The use and refinement of selected criteria for organizational and social learning facilitated the investigation of the ways in which a specific housing co-operative, and housing co-operatives more generally, may function as learning organizations.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectcommunity capitalen_US
dc.subjectsustainable housingen_US
dc.subjectsocial learningen_US
dc.subjectcommunities of practiceen_US
dc.subjectcognitive praxisen_US
dc.subjectcommunity developmenten_US
dc.titleTowards community sustainability: Housing co-operatives as learning organizationsen_US
thesis.degree.departmentSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberReed, Maureenen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNicol, Jenniferen_US


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