Sustainabledevelopment has definitely entered the lexicon of scientists, politicians and even citizens. The World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) coined back in 1987 the most common definition of
This paper focuses on scissor like deployable/retractable structures that can be used for civil engineering and architectural applications. A general outline of deployable structures is given through the principals of different succeeded examples, namely manually locking deployable structures stabilized by cables, self-locking deployable systems and adaptive structures like retractable domes. Undergoing research tends and the perspectives of these structures will be discussed with a special emphasis on potential qualities favoring sustainable development. This novel aspect envisages a future adaptive and dynamic architecture that enables a reduced level of energy consumption, ameliorated occupant comfort and better optimization of space use.
Visegrád, with its 1800 inhabitants, is considered to be the smallest town of Hungary. The development of the town center is a fine example for how the original exaggerating ideas were altered due to the economic crisis - besides its negative effects - and facilitated the birth of a sustainable development, satisfying the continuous needs of the local community and the temporary demands of tourism.
continuity and environmental protection [ 4 ]. “On-site protection” and sustainabledevelopment of traditional villages have become issues that need to find planning approaches able to respond to demands for both sustainability and extensive urban development
Nowadays globalization and sustainable development are interconnected economic factors having positive and negative effects on various aspects of human rights. Although the internationalization of human rights and the birth of their so-called third generation can be attributed to globalization, it has increased disparities regardless of anti-discrimination principles of human rights. There is a minimum level of economic development and resources essential for providing full-scale human rights coverage, for this reason both IMF and World Bank has on several occasions been charged with prescribing structural reform projects and shock therapy measures on state budgets, that significantly deteriorated the conditions in the population’s economic and social rights. The active participation in the global problem’s solution is also an important element of the UN Secretary General’s strategy which aims at turning the UN into an international organization that does not watch mass scale human rights abuses silently, is able and willing to act to promote development, security and human dignity in order to achieve global freedom. Not only the active role of the international organizations, but also the decision-making process closer to the levels accessible to people must also be reinforced to improve the human rights dimension of sustainable development.
Az MTA Szociológiai Kutatóintézet (MTA SZKI) és az Energia Klub Környezetvédelmi Egyesület (EK) 2009. januártól részt vesz az EU 7 Keretprogramja által finanszírozott Civil Társadalom a Fenntarthatóságért (Civil Society for Sustainability, CSS) című kutatási projektjében. A nemzetközi akciókutatási1 projekt érdekessége, hogy kutatócsoportok és civilszervezetek intenzív együttműködésén alapul. Cikkünkben röviden bemutatjuk a projektet, és beszámolunk az első fázis eredményeiről (EU-FP7 Project CSS, 2009).