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Case studies

Ten situations are studied from the sustainable development perspective.

 

Using the real-life experiences of a few of the individuals featured on the Architects of Change series, study certain themes of sustainable development in depth. Learn about the problems they have faced, compare them with similar cases elsewhere on the planet and make up your own mind on the best way to reconcile economic, environmental and social values.

Issues

  • le gaspillage alimentaire

    Food Waste

    Dumpster diving to recuperate food still fit for consumption

    [study this case]

  • La pollution des villes

    Urban Pollution

    Introducing efficient transport systems

    [study this case]

  • La culture du coton

    Cotton Production

    Promoting the use of eco-friendly raw materials

    [study this case]

  • Le recyclage du papier

    Recycling Paper

    Making sanitary paper products without cutting down trees

    [study this case]

  • Le recyclage du papier

    Mortgage Debt

    Helping low-income families get by

    [study this case]

  • notre assiette

    Controlling what goes on our plate

    Choosing farming methods that are better for animal and human health

    [study this case]

  • artisans

    Training future architects

    Encouraging the integration of youth from disadvantaged areas into mainstream society

    [study this case]

  • emprunter

    Borrowing to invest

    Reducing poverty by making loans to the most disadvantaged

    [study this case]

  • braconner

    Poaching for survival

    Developing strategies to ensure sustainable urban growth

    [study this case]

  • prevenir

    Prevention is the best medicine

    Promoting the prevention of public health problems

    [study this case]

  • les pesticides

    Pesticides

    Finding sustainable alternatives to pesticides

    [study this case]

  • Les énergies non renouvelables

    Non-Renewable Energy Resources

    Developing alternative sources of energy

    [study this case]

  • Le stress post-traumatique

    Post Traumatic Stress

    Helping victims to recover from a catastrophe

    [study this case]

  • les pesticides

    Packaging

    Finding an alternative material to plastic

    [study this case]

  • Les besoins scolaires en Haïti

    Conditions of Schooling in Haiti

    Offering Haitian pupils a gift

    [study this case]

  • retour a la nature

    Returning waste to the environment without causing harm

    Recyling dangerous waste while promoting reintegration into the workforce

    [study this case]

  • coup de main

    A unexpected helping hand

    Generating profits with innovative and environmentally friendly practices

    [study this case]

  • service du developpement

    Planning for development

    Developing strategies to ensure sustainable urban growth

    [study this case]

  • bien manger

    Is eating well a luxury or a choice?

    Transforming the most fragile links in the chain of the rural economy by focusing on a healthy diet

    [study this case]

  • preserver les traditions

    Preserving traditions

    Reinforcing the connections between communities

    [study this case]