Universities as Living Labs for Sustainable Development

This book fills an important gap in the literature, and presents contributions from scientists and researchers working in the field of sustainable development who have engaged in dynamic approaches to implementing sustainability in higher ...


Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030156046

Category: Science

Page: 862

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This book fills an important gap in the literature, and presents contributions from scientists and researchers working in the field of sustainable development who have engaged in dynamic approaches to implementing sustainability in higher education. It is widely known that universities are key players in terms of the implementation and further development of sustainability, with some having the potential of acting as “living labs” in this rapidly growing field. Yet there are virtually no publications that explore the living labs concept as it relates to sustainability, and in an integrated manner. The aims of this book, which is an outcome of the “4th World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities” (WSSD-U-2018), held in Malaysia in 2018, are as follows: i. to document the experiences of universities from all around the world in curriculum innovation, research, activities and practical projects as they relate to sustainable development at the university level; ii. to disseminate information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of projects, including successful initiatives and good practice; iii. to introduce and discuss methodological approaches and projects that seek to integrate the topic of sustainable development in the curricula of universities; and iv. to promote the scalability of existing and future models from universities as living labs for sustainable development. The papers are innovative, cross-cutting and many reflect practice-based experiences, some of which may be replicable elsewhere. Also, this book, prepared by the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) and the World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre (WSD-RTC), reinforces the role played by universities as living labs for sustainable development.

Re Purposing Universities for Sustainable Human Progress

“Organisational change and organisational learning for promoting higher education for sustainable development,” in ... “Towards a learning system for university campuses as living labs for sustainability,” in Universities as Living Labs ...


Author: Iain Stewart

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889748587

Category: Science


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Sustainability on University Campuses Learning Skills Building and Best Practices

rootAbiliy: it supports and inspires students to make their universities more sustainable, resilient and fair, ... which present different approaches to university-initiated Living Labs for sustainable development from across the world, ...


Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030158644

Category: Science

Page: 580

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The implementation of sustainability initiatives on campuses is an essential component of promoting sustainability in the higher education context. In addition to reflecting an awareness of environmental issues, campus programmes demonstrate how seriously universities take sustainability at the institutional level. There is a lack of truly interdisciplinary publications that comprehensively address the issue of campus greening, and there is an even greater need for publications that do so at a truly international level. This book meets these needs. It is one of the outcomes of the “Second Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses” (SSUC-2018), which was jointly organised by the University of Florence (Italy), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), the Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management” and the “European School of Sustainability Science and Research” at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), in cooperation with the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP). The book showcases examples of campus-based research and teaching projects, regenerative campus design, low-carbon and zero-carbon buildings, waste prevention, and resilient transport, among others. Ultimately, it demonstrates the role of campuses as platforms for transformative social learning and research, and explores the means by which university campuses can be made more sustainable. The aims of this publication are as follows: • to provide universities with essential information on campus greening and sustainable campus development initiatives from around the world; • to share ideas and lessons learned in the course of research, teaching and projects on campus greening and design, especially successful initiatives and good practice; and • to introduce methodological approaches and projects intended to integrate the topic of sustainable development in campus design and operations. This book gathers contributions from researchers and practitioners in the field of campus greening and sustainable development in the widest sense, from business and economics, to the arts, administration and the environment, and hailing from Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia.

Research Teaching and Actions in Higher Education on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Daub, C. H., Hasler, M., Verkuil, ... Universities talk, students walk: promoting innovative sustainability projects. ... (Eds.), Universities as Living Labs for Sustainable Development.


Author: María Alcantud Díaz

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527576612

Category: Education

Page: 237

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The UN is currently focused on monitoring and improving learning outcomes and people who are generally excluded from education. Indeed, in its Agenda 2030, higher education forms an important part of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to poverty, hunger, health, education and gender equality. This volume brings together contributions that provide research and teaching experiences, as well as reflections on actions taken in higher education institutes, associated with these SDGs.

Living Labs

11.3.4 Results of Step 4: SWOT for the Implementation of the Living Labs for Sustainable Development Approach Based on ... networks of Living Lab research should be integrated • Capacity development at universities: Universities offer ...


Author: David V. Keyson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319335278

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

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This book presents the results of a multi-annual project with sustainable Living Labs in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands. Living Labs – as initiated by the authors – have proved to be very promising research, design, co-creation and communication facilities for the development and implementation of sustainable innovations in the home. The book provides an inspiring introduction to both the methodology and business modelling for the Living Lab facilities. Understanding daily living at home is key to designing products and services that support households in their transition to more sustainable lifestyles. This book not only explores new ways of gaining insights into daily practices, but also discusses developing and testing design methods to create sustainable solutions for households. These new methods and tools are needed because those available are either ineffective or cause rebound-effects. Intended for researchers and designers with an interest in the transition to sustainable lifestyles, it also appeals to company leaders interested in new ways of developing sustainable innovations and offers suggestions for effectively applying Living Labs for sustainable urban development.

Sustainable Development and Higher Education Institutions

He serves in the advisory boards of the German Network of Sustainable universities (HOCH-N) and the International Sustainable Campus Network, where he leads in city–university partnerships and Living Lab approach development.


Author: Göran Finnveden

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783039219049

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Higher education institutions (HEIs) have a unique role and responsibility for the future and for driving the development of a sustainable society. HEIs are charged with the task of fostering sustainability in the leaders of tomorrow, developing solutions and methods for addressing a sustainable future and ensuring that knowledge is contributed to society. HEIs must also ensure that their everyday operations and practices are consistent with a sustainable future, and that they work toward holistically integrating sustainability into both the mission of a university and its daily tasks. This Special Issue builds on papers presented during the 2018 International Sustainable Campus Network Conference and also includes other contributions. The articles reflect the many aspects of sustainability in higher education institutions and illustrate innovation in approach, outcomes, and impact. The papers cover a range of perspectives on sustainability both on and around campuses. These include organization and management issues, networking and city partnership themes, and metrics and indicators related to sustainable development goals. The Special Issue also includes papers on education, student involvement, and gender issues. Select articles include results from surveys and desktop research; others depict approaches on experimentation, living labs, and action research.

Food Waste Management

An investigation of living labs for sustainability: Reflections on the living lab methodology (Course Paper: Applied ... A. Do Paco (Eds.), Universities as living labs for sustainable development: Supporting the implementation of ...


Author: Elina Närvänen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030205614

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 455

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This book focuses on the crucial sustainability challenge of reducing food waste at the level of consumer-society. Providing an in-depth, research-based overview of the multifaceted problem, it considers environmental, economic, social and ethical factors. Perspectives included in the book address households, consumers, and organizations, and their role in reducing food waste. Rather than focusing upon the reasons for food waste itself, the chapters develop research-based solutions for the problem, providing a much-needed solution-orientated approach that takes multiple perspectives into account. Chapters 1, 2, 12 and 16 of this book are available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com

Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research

Future plans regarding developing Living Labs further at Edinburgh are then shared. The paper concludes that the Living Lab approach is a key way for universities to contribute to meeting the SDGs, with benefits for all actors involved.


Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319630076

Category: Science

Page: 991

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This multidisciplinary handbook explores concrete case studies which illustrate how sustainability science and research can contribute to the realization of the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It contains contributions from sustainability researchers from across the world.

University Partnerships for Sustainable Development

CHAPTER 4 CAMPUS AS LAB: USING POST-SECONDARY CAMPUSES AS PETRI DISHES FOR ADVANCING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS Rachelle L. Haddock and Caroline Savage ABSTRACT The use of campuses as living, learning labs for sustainability ...


Author: Enakshi Sengupta

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781789736434

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This volume explores various facets of the Sustainable Development Goals and how well universities have been able to integrate those goals into their curriculum, and institutionalize those goals into their strategic plans and institutional culture.

The Sustainable Development Goals in Higher Education

Pachamama—La Universidad del 'Buen Vivir': A First Nations Sustainability University in Latin America. Universities as Living Labs for Sustainable Development, Springer: p. 849–862. 64. van Norren, D. E. (2020).


Author: Wendy Steele

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030735753

Category: Economic development

Page: 292

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"The world's universities are important for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. What should universities be offering to this effort? Equally important, how should universities themselves change, in response to the SDGs? Wendy Steele and Lauren Rickards provide a unique, up-to-date guide to these issues, offering frameworks for thought and resources for action." - Raewyn Connell, author of The Good University "This book presents a compelling and refreshing take on the contemporary university and its transformative potential. Analysing the engagement between the Sustainable Development Goals and higher education, Steele and Rickards provide energy and hope for those of us exhausted by the continual restructuring of the neoliberal university." - Lesley Head, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, School of Geography, The University of Melbourne, Australia "...Steele and Rickards challenge universities to become enablers of change ... Especially impressive is the way in which the authors draw on social theory and constructive criticisms of higher education and development, to provide positive and actionable pathways forward. Reading the manuscript, I wanted to immediately share the insights of this book with my university leadership, my faculty colleagues and my students, especially as we try to navigate a post pandemic, antiracist, more equal and low carbon future for people and the planet." - Diana Liverman, Regents Professor, School of Geography, Development, and Environment University of Arizona, USA This book explores the role universities have to play in fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the heart of "sustainable development" is the legacy of unsustainable development with its roots in modernity and colonialism. Critical engagement with the SDGs involves recognising these roots are shared by universities and the reciprocal need for maintenance, repair and regeneration. Universities are not just enablers of change, but also important targets of change. By focusing on the role of education about, for and through the SDGs, the authors seek to advance critical engagement with higher education that is both progressive and meaningful. We are all responsible for bearing witness to our age. This book will appeal to all those who hope that more sustainable future worlds are still possible. Wendy Steele is Associate Professor in the Centre for Urban Research (CUR) at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Her research focuses on the nature of wild cities in climate change with current projects on quiet activism, critical urban governance, climate justice and urban futures, and sustainability as a transformative agenda in higher education. Lauren Rickards is Professor at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, where she directs the Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform and co-leads the Climate Change Transformations research program in the Centre for Urban Research. A human geographer, Lauren's research focuses on social responses to the climate change crisis, including the role of climate change in sustainable development, and implications for the research and education sectors. .