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Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the United Kingdom

Approaches, Methods and Projects

  • Walter Leal Filho

Part of the World Sustainability Series book series (WSUSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Rocío Valdivielso del Real
    Pages 159-172
  3. Carolyn Kagan, Rebecca Lawthom, Ornette Clennon, Jenny Fisher, John Diamond, Katy Goldstraw
    Pages 245-262
  4. Adriana Consorte-McCrea, Alan Bainbridge, Ana Fernandez, Dennis Nigbur, Siri McDonnell, Aïssa Morin et al.
    Pages 295-311

About this book


This book gathers inputs from a variety of researchers in the field of sustainable development in the widest sense across the UK, from business and economics, to arts and fashion, administration, environment and media studies. The book also describes research, curriculum innovation, and campus greening in a comprehensive way.

Many universities in the United Kingdom are currently engaged in high-quality research on matters related to sustainable development. Yet there are relatively few publications that provide a multidisciplinary overview of these efforts and projects, and in which researchers from across the spectrum of the natural and social sciences have the opportunity to present their research methods, the results of their empirical research, or exchange ideas about on-going and future research initiatives focusing on sustainable development. Addressing this important gap in the literature, this book contributes to the further development of this rapidly growing field in the United Kingdom and beyond.


Sustainability Science Sustainability in Higher Education Sustainability Research Curriculum Innovation Campus Greening Sustainability in the UK

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  1. 1.FTZ-ALSHAW HamburgHamburgGermany

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.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the United Kingdom
  • Book Subtitle Approaches, Methods and Projects
  • Editors Walter Leal Filho
  • Series Title World Sustainability Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title World Sustainability Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-47882-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-83848-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-47883-8
  • Series ISSN 2199-7373
  • Series E-ISSN 2199-7381
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 395
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sustainable Development
    Environmental Management
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