Greening Networks: Mapping Sustainability Beyond Institutional Boundaries

  • Fayyaz VellaniEmail author
  • Naveed Nanjee
Part of the Management and Industrial Engineering book series (MINEN)


This chapter examines the incorporation of sustainability into higher education curricula through a variety of modes, and considers the challenges of assessing this still newly evolving field. Such an undertaking is necessarily complex, as it is not standard practice for universities to mandate curricular changes in general, or those specifically related to sustainability. Previous studies have highlighted the value of incorporating sustainability into postsecondary curricula, mostly focusing on how these processes operate at the institutional level. We argue that a broader lens of analysis is required, including the role of consortia of non-governmental organizations and researchers, professional academic associations, and collaborations between students, staff and faculty. The chapter uses case studies focusing on these various networks in order to better understand these efforts.


Civil Society High Education Institution Collaborative Network Sustainability Initiative Paris Agreement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Critical Writing ProgramUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.University of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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