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World Sustainability Series

Universities as Living Labs for Sustainable Development

Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Editors: Leal Filho, W., Salvia, A.L., Pretorius, R., Brandli, L., Manolas, E., Alves, F., Azeiteiro, U., Rogers, J., Shiel, C., Do Paco, A. (Eds.)

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  • Highly interdisciplinary, covering the social sciences, economics, business, education, and the environmental sciences
  • Describes sustainability and living labs approaches in a comprehensive way
  • Provides a sound basis to promote efforts in the field of sustainability among universities
  • Fills in a market niche, offering the first comprehensive publication on the topic
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About this book

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.

Table of contents (52 chapters)

Table of contents (52 chapters)
  • Living Labs for Sustainable Development: The Role of the European School of Sustainability Sciences and Research

    Pages 3-9

    Leal Filho, Walter

  • Aligning Campus Strategy with the SDGs: An Institutional Case Study

    Pages 11-27

    Shiel, Chris (et al.)

  • Energy Sustainability at Universities and Its Contribution to SDG 7: A Systematic Literature Review

    Pages 29-45

    Salvia, Amanda Lange (et al.)

  • The Role of Green Areas in University Campuses: Contribution to SDG 4 and SDG 15

    Pages 47-68

    Brandli, Luciana Londero (et al.)

  • How Do You Teach Undergraduate University Students to Contribute to UN SDGs 2030?

    Pages 69-85

    Pallant, Eric (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Universities as Living Labs for Sustainable Development
Book Subtitle
Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals
Editors
  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Amanda Lange Salvia
  • Rudi Pretorius
  • Luciana Brandli
  • Evangelos Manolas
  • Fatima Alves
  • Ulisses Azeiteiro
  • Judy Rogers
  • Chris Shiel
  • Arminda Do Paco
Series Title
World Sustainability Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15604-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15604-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15603-9
Series ISSN
2199-7373
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 862
Number of Illustrations
32 b/w illustrations, 136 illustrations in colour
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