Skip to main content
  • Book
  • © 2017

Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education

Volume 1

  • Pursues a highly international approach, covering over 40 countries

  • Describes research, curriculum innovations, and campus greening in a comprehensive way

  • Provides universities with a sound basis for promoting sustainability efforts

  • Fills an important market niche, offering the most comprehensive publication on the topic

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: World Sustainability Series (WSUSE)

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-47868-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Sustainability in University Contexts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Inclusion of Sustainability in University Classrooms Through Methodology

      • Esther García-González, Rocío Jiménez-Fontana, Pilar Azcárate Goded, José M. Cardeñoso
      Pages 3-19
    3. Sustainability Education: Towards Total Sustainability Management Teaching

      • S. Boron, K. R. Murray, G. B. Thomson
      Pages 37-51
    4. Fostering the Professionalization of Business Students Through Education for Sustainable Development at University

      • Elena Escrig-Olmedo, M. Ángeles Fernández-Izquierdo, Idoya Ferrero-Ferrero, Raúl León-Soriano, M. Jesús Muñoz-Torres, Juana M. Rivera-Lirio
      Pages 53-68
    5. Multimedia Exhibition Teaches Undergraduate Students About Sustainable Fashion

      • Britanny E. Reef-Stout, Katalin Medvedev
      Pages 83-101
    6. Financing the Transition for a Sustainable Campus: Experiences from Brazil

      • Bruno Allevato, Suzana Kahn Ribeiro
      Pages 231-241
  3. Implementation of Sustainability in Practice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 243-243
    2. Improving Building Energy Performance in Universities: The Case Study of the University of Cambridge

      • Tim Forman, Roberta Mutschler, Peter Guthrie, Eleni Soulti, Bryn Pickering, Viktor Byström et al.
      Pages 245-266
    3. The Sustainability Journey of USM: Solution Oriented Campus Ecosphere for Vitalising Higher Education Action on GAP

      • Omar Osman, Kamarulazizi Ibrahim, Kanayathu Koshy, Noor Adelyna Mohammed Akib, Ahmad Firdaus Ahmad Shabudin
      Pages 267-279

About this book

This Handbook approaches sustainable development in higher education from an integrated perspective, addressing the dearth of publications on the subject. It offers a unique overview of what universities around the world are doing to implement sustainable development (i.e. via curriculum innovation, research, activities, or practical projects) and how their efforts relate to education for sustainable development at the university level.

The Handbook gathers a wealth of information, ideas, best practices and lessons learned in the context of executing concrete projects, and assesses methodological approaches to integrating the topic of sustainable development in university curricula. Lastly, it documents and disseminates the veritable treasure trove of practical experience currently available on sustainability in higher education.

Keywords

  • Sustainability Handbook
  • Sustainability Curriculum
  • Sustainable Higher Education
  • sustainability Research
  • Curriculum Innovation
  • Campus Greening

Editors and Affiliations

  • FTZ-ALS, HAW Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

    Walter Leal Filho

  • Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of Passo Fundo , Passo Fundo, Brazil

    Luciana Brandli

  • Department of Life Sciences, Centre for Functional Ecology, University of Coimbra , Coimbra, Portugal

    Paula Castro

  • Office of Sustainability, Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Cambridge, USA

    Julie Newman

About the editors

Walter Leal Filho (BSc, PhD, DSc, DPhil, DEd, DL, DLitt) is a Senior Professor and Head of the Research and Transfer Centre "Applications of Life Sciences" at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, and Chair of Environment and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is the initiator of the Word Sustainable Development Symposia (WSSD-U) series, and chairs the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme. Professor Leal Filho has written, co-written, edited or co-edited more than 300 publications, including books, book chapters and papers in refereed journals.

Luciana Londero Brandli, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the University of Passo Fundo, Brazil, where she works in the PhD Program in Engineering, Infrastructure and Environment. Her current research interests include sustainability in higher education and green campuses, environment management, management of urban infrastructure, sustainable cities and green buildings. She has supervised a number of Masters and doctoral students researching engineering, environment and sustainability issues, and has produced more than 150 publications.

Paula Cristina Castro is currently an Invited Auxiliary Professor at the Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra. She began her educational career in 1997, having taught several courses in the fields of Biology, Ecology, Environmental Management, Soil Ecology and Pollution, Environmental Impact Assessment, Integrated Management Systems, and Environmental Education. She is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Functional Ecology, University of Coimbra and her main research interests include forest and urban ecology, plant functional attributes, environmental education, and the application of GIS as a tool for the analysis and prediction of future scenarios and to support decision making in biodiversity, ecology and ecosystem management.

Julie Newman, PhD is the Director of Sustainability at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she holds a lecturer position at the Department in Urban Studies and Planning. She founded the Office of Sustainability at Yale University and has advised on the development of similar offices nationally and internationally. She sits on the Advisory Committee for the International Sustainable Campus Network and is involved in a variety of local and national networks.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-47868-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)