Education for Sustainable Development in the Built Environment Disciplines [Working Paper No. 09]



This paper presents the findings of a small-scale study into current practice in education for sustainable development within the built environment in the UK (primarily England). The paper considers the views of participants of two focus groups hosted by Kingston University in April 2005, together with a selection of literature, with a view to developing synergistic Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) curricula innovations

  • Discusses the perceived relevance of ESD in the Built Environment disciplines;
  • It discusses a range of definitions of sustainable development and sustainability, including the triple bottom line of environmental, social and economic sustainability;
  • It provides findings of current learning and teaching practices in respect of sustainable development within built environment education;
  • It explores views of the necessary and desired attributes for sustainable working and the skills, values and knowledge base that should be promoted in students; and concludes with recommendations to promote the case for ESD within the built environment



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