Wiki page of Giang Tran

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Personal homeworks

  • Create your own wiki page (Done)
  • Search and select three (3) documents (web pages, articles, videos, …) of the topic of your course (Data & Privacy in Critical thinking and Sustainability in Green IT course) and explain why those documents are relevant for the course. (Done)
  • Individual task after the first seminar: Design a new “sustainabilility movement” starting from small individual actions and advance to societal impact. (Done)
  • Individual task after the third seminar: I designed a Radar Diagram Model to visualize the sustainability of Finnish paper and pulp industries. In the diagram, there are 3 different pillars, including economy, social, and ecology.


Final works

  • Provide your coursera course diploma to the lecturer (Done)
  • Create 4 exam questions representing the course contents.
  • Grade the presentations (Done)
  • Answer to the course questionaire (Done)
  • As a group prepare the final presentation of your group to the final presentation (Done)
  • Divide x*10 points among course participant (Done)
  • Article 1: Rametsteiner E, Pülzl H, Alkan-Olsson J, Frederiksen P. Sustainability indicator development—Science or political negotiation?. Ecological Indicators. 2011 Jan 31;11(1):61-70.

The development of sustainability indicators indicates the essentially normative dimension of the concept of ‘‘sustainability’’. The paper argues that the development of sustainability indicator is not only a process of scientific ‘‘knowledge production’’, but also a process of political negotiation. However, the science-led process of sustainability indicator development does not fully and explicitly consider the political norm creation dimension. Finally, the paper concludes by discussing several implications for the design of sustainability indicator development processes.

  • Article 2: Phillis YA, Kouikoglou VS, Manousiouthakis V. A review of sustainability assessment models as system of systems. Systems Journal, IEEE. 2010 Mar;4(1):15-25.

In this paper, the authors examine a number of mechanisms to measure sustainability, focusing on analytical quantitative approaches. Since no universally accepted definition and measuring techniques exist, different approaches lead to different assessments. However, there is one common characteristic of these models that is their hierarchical nature that provides sustainability assessments for countries in a holistic way. Such models fall in the category of system of systems. Some of these models can be used to assess corporate sustainability.

  • Video 1:

ISO 37120 is the new standard for city indicators, which help city managers, politicians, researchers and other professionals to focus on what's important and put in place policies for more livable, tolerant, sustainable, economically attractive and prosperous cities. In this video, 2 experts Helen NG, Global City Indicators Facility, World Council on City Data (WCCD), and Nico Tillie, City of Rotterdam and Delft University of Technology, foundation partner WCCD give the formation about the city indicators and the ISO 37120 standard.

  • Video 2: This country isn't just carbon neutral — it's carbon negative

The Kingdom of Bhutan, which is on the border between China and India, deep in the Himalayas, is a typical example of sustainable nation. This country is not just carbon neutral, it is carbon negative. In this illuminating talk, Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay shares his country's mission to put happiness before economic growth and set a world standard for environmental preservation.