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World Sustainability Series

Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education

Volume 1

Editors: Leal Filho, W., Brandli, L., Castro, P., Newman, J. (Eds.)

  • Pursues a highly international approach, covering over 40 countries
  • Describes research, curriculum innovations, and campus greening in a comprehensive way
  • Provides universities with a sound basis for promoting sustainability efforts
  • Fills an important market niche, offering the most comprehensive publication on the topic
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About this book

This Handbook approaches sustainable development in higher education from an integrated perspective, addressing the dearth of publications on the subject. It offers a unique overview of what universities around the world are doing to implement sustainable development (i.e. via curriculum innovation, research, activities, or practical projects) and how their efforts relate to education for sustainable development at the university level.

The Handbook gathers a wealth of information, ideas, best practices and lessons learned in the context of executing concrete projects, and assesses methodological approaches to integrating the topic of sustainable development in university curricula. Lastly, it documents and disseminates the veritable treasure trove of practical experience currently available on sustainability in higher education.

About the authors

Walter Leal Filho (BSc, PhD, DSc, DPhil, DEd, DL, DLitt) is a Senior Professor and Head of the Research and Transfer Centre "Applications of Life Sciences" at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, and Chair of Environment and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is the initiator of the Word Sustainable Development Symposia (WSSD-U) series, and chairs the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme. Professor Leal Filho has written, co-written, edited or co-edited more than 300 publications, including books, book chapters and papers in refereed journals.

Luciana Londero Brandli, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the University of Passo Fundo, Brazil, where she works in the PhD Program in Engineering, Infrastructure and Environment. Her current research interests include sustainability in higher education and green campuses, environment management, management of urban infrastructure, sustainable cities and green buildings. She has supervised a number of Masters and doctoral students researching engineering, environment and sustainability issues, and has produced more than 150 publications.

Paula Cristina Castro is currently an Invited Auxiliary Professor at the Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra. She began her educational career in 1997, having taught several courses in the fields of Biology, Ecology, Environmental Management, Soil Ecology and Pollution, Environmental Impact Assessment, Integrated Management Systems, and Environmental Education. She is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Functional Ecology, University of Coimbra and her main research interests include forest and urban ecology, plant functional attributes, environmental education, and the application of GIS as a tool for the analysis and prediction of future scenarios and to support decision making in biodiversity, ecology and ecosystem management.

Julie Newman, PhD is the Director of Sustainability at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she holds a lecturer position at the Department in Urban Studies and Planning. She founded the Office of Sustainability at Yale University and has advised on the development of similar offices nationally and internationally. She sits on the Advisory Committee for the International Sustainable Campus Network and is involved in a variety of local and national networks.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Inclusion of Sustainability in University Classrooms Through Methodology

    García-González, Esther (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Controlling Risks Through Flexibility and Urban Integration: The Regeneration of Otaniemi Campus in Finland

    Ahlava, Antti (et al.)

    Pages 21-35

  • Sustainability Education: Towards Total Sustainability Management Teaching

    Boron, S. (et al.)

    Pages 37-51

  • Fostering the Professionalization of Business Students Through Education for Sustainable Development at University

    Escrig-Olmedo, Elena (et al.)

    Pages 53-68

  • Fauna Protection in a Sustainable University Campus: Bird-Window Collision Mitigation Strategies at Temple University

    Elmhurst, Katherine Switala (et al.)

    Pages 69-82

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-47868-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-47867-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Volume 1
Editors
  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Luciana Brandli
  • Paula Castro
  • Julie Newman
Series Title
World Sustainability Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47868-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47868-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47867-8
Series ISSN
2199-7373
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 486
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
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