World Sustainability Series

Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the United Kingdom

Approaches, Methods and Projects

Editors: Leal Filho, Walter (Ed.)

  • Highly interdisciplinary, bringing together the social sciences, economics, business, education and environmental sciences
  • Comprehensively describes research, curriculum innovation and campus greening
  • Provides universities with a sound basis for promoting sustainability efforts
  • Addresses an important research gap, offering a comprehensive work on the topic
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About this book

This book gathers inputs from a variety of researchers in the field of sustainable development in the widest sense across the UK, from business and economics, to arts and fashion, administration, environment and media studies. The book also describes research, curriculum innovation, and campus greening in a comprehensive way.

Many universities in the United Kingdom are currently engaged in high-quality research on matters related to sustainable development. Yet there are relatively few publications that provide a multidisciplinary overview of these efforts and projects, and in which researchers from across the spectrum of the natural and social sciences have the opportunity to present their research methods, the results of their empirical research, or exchange ideas about on-going and future research initiatives focusing on sustainable development. Addressing this important gap in the literature, this book contributes to the further development of this rapidly growing field in the United Kingdom and beyond.

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.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • An Inspired Education, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David

    Hayles, Carolyn S.

    Pages 1-12

  • An Integrative Approach to Sustainable Development Within a University: A Step-Change to Extend Progress on Multiple Fronts

    Shiel, Chris (et al.)

    Pages 13-25

  • Benchmarking Sustainability Research: A Methodology for Reviewing Sustainable Development Research in Universities

    Hands, Victoria (et al.)

    Pages 27-43

  • Education for Sustainable Development and the Eco-school Initiative in Two Primary and Two Early Years Settings in the North East of England

    Chatzifotiou, A. (et al.)

    Pages 45-61

  • Education for Sustainable Development for Employees—A Route to Behavioural Change

    Mifsud, Alexandra

    Pages 63-89

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-47883-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-47882-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the United Kingdom
Book Subtitle
Approaches, Methods and Projects
Editors
  • Walter Leal Filho
Series Title
World Sustainability Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47883-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47883-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47882-1
Series ISSN
2199-7373
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 395
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
Topics