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Jin, S. (author), Crul, M.R.M. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author)
This paper discusses need and relevance of new local-global collaborations for sustainable design. Future Living Studio is a case study that explores how to enable cross-cultural collaboration in Vietnam towards addressing sustainable design and production issues. This paper presents the first empirical results of a diary study supplemented by...
conference paper 2012
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Reubens, R.R.R. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author), Christiaans, H.H.C.M. (author)
There is a growing demand globally for products which impact sustainability positively. Bamboo fulfills these criteria, since it is a highly renewable timber replacement material which does not cause deforestation. It simultaneously has the potential to create livelihood opportunities for both the urban and rural poor. The eco-friendly potential...
conference paper 2010
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Da Silva Pereira, A.C. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author), Pereira, H. (author), Vogtlander, J.G. (author)
Products with long life-spans are generally preferred form an environmental perspective. This paper addresses the longevity of cork products, and the respective influencing aspects. This is accomplished through a longitudinal study where several cork products are used, and at different moments in time interviews are performed with the users...
conference paper 2012
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Sminia, O. (author), Vogtländer, J.G. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author)
The European Coastal Islands around the North sea, are joined together in a project that stimulates sustainable development. Within this 'Cradle-to-Cradle Islands' project, some islands were selected as breading grounds for potentially sustainable projects. One of these projects was the development of a device for transport: the “Vrachtfiets”. A...
conference paper 2010
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Keskin, D. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author), Diehl, J.C. (author)
This paper presents the findings gained through the implementation of the renewed Product Service Systems (PSS) course within the Design for Sustainability curriculum in 2010. Based upon the outcomes of our recent PSS research projects in practice and evaluation of the earlier PSS courses a new setup was proposed. The main starting point for...
conference paper 2010
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Hatton, C.E. (author), Beella, S.K. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author), Wijnia, Y.C. (author)
This paper reflects the essential role of supportive infrastructure in the mass implementation of electric drive vehicle technology. A focus is placed on the development of comprehensive systems that provide efficient and diverse recharging solutions for vehicle drivers. Mass adoption of electric mobility will reflect advances in the vehicles...
conference paper 2009
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Brezet, K.M. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author)
High schools are increasingly concerned about educating and engaging their students in sustainability issues. Consequently, curricula in many schools are being redesigned in order to focus upon these issues and their consequences. The project ‘Scholen voor Duurzaamheid’ (Schools for Sustainability, SvD), for example, is being used as a...
conference paper 2010
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Wever, R. (author), Boks, C.B. (author), Kandachar, P.V. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author)
conference paper 2004
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Krozer, Y. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author)
The paper discusses innovations for both income growth and the generation of better environmental qualities. This is possible in theory but progress in practices is slow. We argue that social pressures to contain pollution were effective insofar they invoked environmental policies all over the world, which enabled to reduce pollution in some...
conference paper 2012
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Meijer, S.A. (author), Van Timmeren, A. (author), Crul, M.R.M. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author)
Climate change and resource scarcity effects pose challenges by themselves. In the context of the complexity of cities, these challenges become wicked and ill-defined as e.g. socialeconomic issues are added. To face these challenges, a city’s resilience on multiple scales has to enable it to both mitigate the causes and adapt to the...
conference paper 2013
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Harry, D.M. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author), Harkema, S.J.M. (author)
In 2004 a private initiative started in the Netherlands, to stimulate innovation and the cooperation between students and industry. This resulted in the development of a television formula "The Best Idea of the Netherlands", in which students and Dutch citizens in general are challenged to enter in an annual competition with their new ideas. The...
conference paper 2009
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Beella, S.K. (author), Silvester, S. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author), Van Timmeren, A. (author), Bauer, P. (author), Quist, J. (author), Van Dijk, S. (author)
A product service system (PSS) is a function-oriented business model aimed at providing sustainability of both consumption and production. A PSS is defined as a marketable set of products and services capable of jointly fulfilling user needs. In theory PSSs are normally shown realized with smart products. The first PSS were largely motivated by...
conference paper 2010
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Geelen, D.V. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author), Keyson, D.V. (author), Boess, S.U. (author)
This paper presents a study about a ‘serious game’, “Energy Battle”, as a means to influence energy-related behavior in households. The Energy Battle is designed to engage home occupants in a fun way in energy conservation via a competition with other households. The challenge enabled home occupants to gain insight in their energy consumption...
conference paper 2010
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Jin, S. (author), Crul, M.R.M. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author)
This paper, written for the doctoral colloquium of IASDR 2011, calls for explicit consideration of ethics and culture in design for emerging economies. A theoretical framework combining collaborative stakeholder approaches with insider-outsider dialectics is proposed as a way to operationalize the ethical element of sustainable development...
conference paper 2011
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Zwarteveen, J.W. (author), Blom, E.M. (author), Vastbinder, B. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author)
A modern engineer is more than a technical specialist. Training an integral engineer requires education in non-technical skills, including social and ethical aspects. Therefore, Delft University of Technology (DUT) introduced sustainable development and entrepreneurship into its bachelor and master programs. The university of the future is...
conference paper 2010
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Krozer, Y. (author), Tijsma, S. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author)
The issue that is discussed in this paper is: what strategy can regional policymakers adopt to revive their regional economies with regard to international competition? The province of Fryslân, a North Netherlands economically peripheral region, aims to revive its economic structure. For this purpose an investment program in energy saving and...
conference paper 2010
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Lund, H. (author), Liu, W. (author), Beella, S.K. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author)
conference paper 2011
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Vasudevan, R. (author), Karlsson, O. (author), Dhejne, K. (author), Derewonko, P. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author)
The purpose of this study is to determine the technical and economic feasibility of a smallscale bioreactor called the Methanizer for a restaurant. The bioreactor converts organic waste produced by the restaurant into methane. This methane can be used to power the restaurant’s cooking stoves. The system proposed is a double-tank, batch-fed...
conference paper 2010
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Jin, S. (author), Crul, M.R.M. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author)
Local creative community and design engineers are key stakeholders in initiating a local discourse on sustainability that includes considerations of production and consumption issues. The role of designers is increasingly changing to that of a strategic or facilitator role. Aligned with this global development, we developed Future Living Studio ...
conference paper 2014
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Papadopoulou, A. (author), Flipsen, S.F.J. (author), Silvester, S. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author)
conference paper 2013
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