The Role of Living Laboratories
Edited by Ariane König
Now that the Earth has reached the limits of its biophysical carrying capacity, we have to change technologies, social practices and social norms relating to material production and consumption to ensure that we do not further jeopardize the functioning of our planet’s life support systems. Through research, education and civic engagement, universities have a pivotal role to play in this transition. This timely book explores how universities are establishing living laboratories for sustainable development, and examines the communication networks and knowledge infrastructures that underpin impact both on and beyond the campus.
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- Regenerative Sustainable Development of Universities and Cities
- Foreword: a shared exploration of ‘living laboratories’ for sustainability
- Chapter 1: Introduction: experimenting for sustainable development? Living laboratories, social learning and the role of the university
- Chapter 2: Next generation sustainability at The University of British Columbia: the university as societal test-bed for sustainability
- Chapter 3: Sustainable campus as a living laboratory for climate change mitigation and adaptation: the role of design thinking processes
- Chapter 4: Campus building energy management in Tongji University: an approach to achieve energy efficiency of buildings for sustainability
- Chapter 5: Can an environmental management system be a driving force for sustainability in higher education? A case from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden
- Chapter 6: Creating change: building an environmentally sustainable campus
- Chapter 7: Reconciling the pursuit of excellence with sustainable development at the University of Hong Kong
- Chapter 8: What might a sustainable university look like? Challenges and opportunities in the development of the University of Luxembourg and its new campus
- Chapter 9: Mistra Urban Futures: a living laboratory for urban transformations
- Chapter 10: Leading by example: developing an effective energy efficiency program for a campus and community
- Chapter 11: How can physical campus planning support universities in their development and ultimately help cities change?
- Chapter 12: Campus planning for promoting quality of life in the community
- Chapter 13: Building a sustainable university from scratch: anticipating the urban, regional and planning dimension of the ‘Cité des Sciences Belval’ in Esch-sur-Alzette and Sanem, Luxembourg
- Chapter 14: Conclusion: a cross-cultural exploration of the co-creation of knowledge in living laboratories for societal transformation across four continents
- Annex A: ISCN/GULF Sustainable Campus Charter
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