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Cucuzzella, C. (author)
Sustainable design is an approach that seeks to adopt an ethic of the future, where the vision of the solutions is based on a temporal and spatial perspective that is predominantly long-term and global. Design is characterized by its projective and ambivalent nature, and therefore a conscious effort to anticipate the outcomes of design...
conference paper 2011
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McMahon, M. (author), Bhamra, T. (author)
Like the notion of social impacts in Sustainable Development, social sustainability in design is a complex, contradictory and challenging area. Although not clearly defined, it is often where all the vague and immeasurable elements of Sustainable Design are placed. Addressing the balance of sustainability to include societal and human concerns...
conference paper 2010
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Lozano, R. (author), Lukman, R. (author), Lozano, F.J. (author), Huisingh, D. (author), Zilahy, G. (author)
Since the 1972 Stockholm Conference, many Sustainable Development declarations, charters, and partnerships have been developed, both in the overall societal context and within higher education frameworks. This paper addresses two issues: (1) a comparison of the development of sustainable development initiatives in society and in universities and...
conference paper 2010
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Kunz, N.C. (author), Moran, C.J. (author), Kastelle, T. (author)
Integrated water resources management (IWRM) is regarded as an essential framework for the sustainable management of water resources. A key challenge in implementing IWRM involves coordinating the decisions between diverse actors with potentially conflicting interests. It is argued that the attainment of sustainable water management outcomes in...
conference paper 2010
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Caeiro, S. (author), Ramos, T.B. (author), Huisingh, D. (author)
Despite the diversity of tools to measure household consumption, indicators are one of the approaches with great potential, due to their communication and comprehensible easiness for non-scientific public, like families. The main objective of this research was the development of a framework to define the main steps and criteria to built...
conference paper 2010
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Lindley, J. (author)
This paper shares the experiences of delivering dedicated curriculum in sustainable design (BA & MA Programmes at the University for the Creative Arts) and integrating sustainability into already congested Product Design Programmes (BA & BSc Programmes at the University of Hertfordshire). With the former sustainability is the key driver for...
conference paper 2010
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Pesch, U. (author), Sleenhoff, S. (author), Van der Veen, M. (author)
The biobased economy is a concept proposed by policymakers to accommodate the transition towards a sustainable society. This concept however is not familiar outside of policymaking and some academic circles, while a socio-technical transition supposes the shared commitment of the whole society. The need for this commitments becomes even bigger...
conference paper 2010
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Kamp, L.M. (author), Vernay, A.-L. (author), Ravesteijn, W. (author)
This paper explores energy transition pathways that are broadly considered successful in terms of technology development and implementation. From that, it aims to derive insights for better understanding transition processes and to improve management and governance methods for steering these processes. Recently, theoretical work on transition...
conference paper 2010
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Johansson, K. (author), Gluch, P. (author)
The Swedish building sector has for a long time struggled with the difficulty to create and share new knowledge. Within the sector, groups of professionals have been found to only share knowledge with members of their network, not with those they consider to be outsiders. As an attempt to unite different views and professional groupings, an...
conference paper 2010
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Gorter, T. (author), Voerman, E.J. (author), Joore, P. (author), Reinders, A. (author), Van Houten, F. (author)
PV integration in boats is rarely seen, but offers clean and silent transportation while on the water. In order to research the PV realization into boat design challenges, the University of Twente and the NHL hogeschool, both in the Netherlands, started a joined research into PV integration in boats. By studying 3 cases, PV boat specifications...
conference paper 2010
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Köhler, A.R. (author), Bakker, C. (author), Peck, D. (author)
Societal stakeholders are expressing concerns over the increasing scarcity of critical elements on which high-tech industries rely. Geochemical rare elements are indispensable in producing high-tech products such as electronic gadgets and renewable energy technologies. The surge in demand for critical elements presents a risk of exhaustion of...
conference paper 2010
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Ashford, N.A. (author)
Scholars and professionals committed to fostering sustainable development have urged a re-examination of the curriculum and restructuring of research and teaching in institutions of higher learning. This paper begins by discussing an expansive definition of sustainable development that includes economic, environmental, and employment concerns...
conference paper 2010
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Alcantud, A. (author), Mazo, D. (author)
In a resource scarcity context, public bodies have a fundamental role to promote sustainable consumption patterns. In Catalonia water scarcity and organic waste management are two fields in which the public bodies put in practice their instruments in order to change the citizens’ consumption patterns and to reduce the related environmental...
conference paper 2010
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Kotonen, U. (author), Harjula, N. (author), Guzman Monet, J.C. (author), Seppälä, S. (author)
The purpose of the paper is to introduce the sustainability focused Master Degree Program in International Business Management at the Faculty of Business Studies, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finland. As background information, there is a short overview to the sustainability and corporate social responsibility issues as a part of...
conference paper 2010
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Breukel, A. (author), Venselaar, J. (author)
The Fociss (Focussing Innovation for a Sustainable Strategy) approach is a structured method to define core business related issues within sustainable development that require main attention in a specific company. In theory, Fociss has the ability for all kinds of innovations, but the implementation of radical sustainable innovations is often...
conference paper 2010
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Huenecke, K. (author), Fritsche, U.R. (author), Brohmann, B. (author)
The EU FP7 research project “European Policies to Promote Sustainable Consumption Patterns” (EUPOPP) analyses the impacts of policy strategies and instruments on consumption patterns in order to identify which sustainable consumption policies and instruments are effective, can be improved, and be implemented successfully. A focus is on the need...
conference paper 2010
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Smink, C.K. (author), Lassen, C. (author)
In recent years a number of small and medium-sized European cities, which have a provincial airport located relatively close to the city invested in making cities to “experience destinations”. Several provincial airports and airlines – especially low-cost airlines – have seen an advantage in this strategy and used it as an essential part of...
conference paper 2010
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Debacker, W. (author), Allacker, K. (author), Delem, L. (author), Janssen, A. (author), De Troyer, F. (author), Spirinckx, C. (author), Geerken, T. (author), Van Dessel, J. (author)
A four-year project has started in 2007 to develop a methodology that can be applied to optimize the Belgian dwelling stock. The aim of the project is to optimise buildings concerning their environmental impact, their financial cost and the quality they offer over the whole life cycle, from the production of primary raw materials to the final...
conference paper 2010
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Sminia, O. (author), Vogtländer, J. (author), Brezet, H. (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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Hallstedt, S. (author), Thompson, A. (author)
The results of unsustainable product innovation are evident worldwide. Products and their usage contribute to global sustainability problems. Companies building competence in innovation for sustainability will therefore gain competitive advantages in the evolving sustainability-driven market at the same time as sustainability is a driving force...
conference paper 2010
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