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two reports on sustainability in Higher Education

Both from the UK, but useful frameworks none-the-less. Both links below are for downloading the reports directly (PDFs): 1. Future-fit Framework An introductory guide to teaching and learning for sustainability in HE, by Professor Stephen Sterling from the Centre for Sustainable Futures, Plymouth University –    some guidance on the nuts and bolts of ESD; –   Continue Reading

what would help you teach sustainable design?

During the last 4 years, hundreds of people have downloaded the teaching guide for the book The Designer’s Atlas of Sustainability. Now it’s time to take stock of the teaching guide. I’m investigating what other materials might support you in teaching sustainable design and I’d like to talk with you about it. Many universities useContinue Reading

video resource “Entering an Ecological Era”

It seems that more and more  designers interested in sustainability and social impact have an improving range of techniques and tools to apply to individual design projects, for example we have lifecycle impact software, social impact tool kits, and a range of principles that should guide projects and even design practices. My ongoing interest andContinue Reading



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