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A knowledge-enabled approach to promoting sustainability through Environmental Assessment in Ontario.
Bucci, Matthew P.
imprint
2008.
description
307 leaves.
ISBN
9780494388785
format(s)
Microform, Thesis
Holdings
Subjects
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imprint
2008.
isbn
9780494388785
restrictions
Electronic version licensed for access by U. of T. users.
dissertation note
Thesis (M.A.Sc.)--University of Toronto, 2008.
general note
Advisor: Prof. Tamer E. El-Diraby
Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 46-06, page: 3355.
local note
ROBARTS MICROTEXT copy on microfiche.
abstract
Environmental Assessment (EA) in Ontario is inherently a logical starting point for promoting sustainability and, recently, the process, as defined by the rational approach to decision-making, appears to be impeding progress in this regard. The issue is whether the potential exists to reform the process to a state where it promotes sustainability and whether there is the potential to combine a technical dimension (using knowledge not information) and a business dimension (reengineering the functions and role of EA to be more proactive and effective). The argument is that this evolution can occur through a reengineering that is based on knowledge. Thus, a new knowledge-enabled approach to promoting sustainability through EA, including the relevant Knowledge Management System, is developed using Value Engineering methodology with the intention of advocating a prospect for a sustainability review premised on an intense use of knowledge.
catalogue key
6719412

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