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Fostering EfS Connections for Community Wellbeing: Working Meaningfully with What We’ve Got

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Emery, S, Beasy, K ORCID: 0000-0002-5998-1419 and Coleman, B ORCID: 0000-0003-0373-2269 2019 , 'Fostering EfS Connections for Community Wellbeing: Working Meaningfully with What We’ve Got', in WL Filho and AL Salvia and RW Pretorius and LL Brandli and E Manolas and F Alves and U Azeiteiro and J Rogers et al. (eds.), Universities as Living Labs for Sustainable Development. World Sustainability Series , Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 435-447.

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Abstract

This book fills an important gap in the literature, and presents contributions from scientists and researchers working in the field of sustainable development who have engaged in dynamic approaches to implementing sustainability in higher education. It is widely known that universities are key players in terms of the implementation and further development of sustainability, with some having the potential of acting as “living labs” in this rapidly growing field. Yet there are virtually no publications that explore the living labs concept as it relates to sustainability, and in an integrated manner. The aims of this book, which is an outcome of the “4th World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities” (WSSD-U-2018), held in Malaysia in 2018, are as follows: i. to document the experiences of universities from all around the world in curriculum innovation, research, activities and practical projects as they relate to sustainable development at the university level;ii. to disseminate information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of projects, including successful initiatives and good practice;iii. to introduce and discuss methodological approaches and projects that seek to integrate the topic of sustainable development in the curricula of universities; andiv. to promote the scalability of existing and future models from universities as living labs for sustainable development.The papers are innovative, cross-cutting and many reflect practice-based experiences, some of which may be replicable elsewhere. Also, this book, prepared by the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) and the World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre (WSD-RTC), reinforces the role played by universities as living labs for sustainable development.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Emery, S and Beasy, K and Coleman, B
Keywords: sustainability in higher education, living labs for sustainability, sustainability research, education for sustainability, sustainable development, community engagement
Publisher: Springer
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-15604-6_27
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