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Title The sustainable university : progress and prospects / edited by Stephen Sterling, Larch Maxey, Heather Luna ; foreword by Sara Parkin OBE.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2013.

Series Routledge studies in sustainable development ; 2
Routledge studies in sustainable development ; 2.
Subject Universities and colleges -- Environmental aspects -- Great Britain.
Environmental education -- Great Britain.
Sustainable development -- Great Britain.
Alt Name Sterling, Stephen R.,
Maxey, Larch,
Luna, Heather,
Description 1 online resource.
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Note Title from PDF title page (viewed on Feb. 20, 2013).
Summary "The direction of higher education is at a cross roads against a background of mounting sustainability related issues and uncertainties. This book seeks to inspire positive change in higher education by exploring the rich notion of the sustainable university and illustrating pathways through which its potential can be realised. Based on the experience of leading higher education institutes in the UK, the book outlines progress in the realisation of the concept of the sustainable university appropriate to the socio-economic and ecological conditions facing society and graduates. Written by leading exponents of sustainability and sustainability education, this book brings together examples, insight, reflection and strategies from the experience of ten universities, widely recognised as leaders in developing sustainability in Higher Education. The book thus draws on a wealth of experience to provide reflective critical analysis of barriers, achievements, strategies and potential. It critically reviews the theory and practice involved in developing the sustainable university in a systemic and whole institutional manner, including the role of organisational learning. Whilst remaining mindful of the challenges of the current climate, The Sustainable University maps out new directions and lines of research as well as offering practical advice for researchers, students and professionals in the fields of management, leadership, organisational change, strategy, and curriculum development who wish to take this work further"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents The Sustainable University Progressand prospects; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of boxes; Notes on contributors; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Selected abbreviations; Introduction; Part I:Context; 1 The sustainable university: challenge and response; 2 EfS: contesting the market model of higher education; 3 Another world is desirable: a global rebooting of higher education for sustainable development; Part II:Aspects; 4 Promoting sustainable communities locally and globally: the role of Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs); 5 Leadership.
6 The journey towards sustainability via community: lessons from two UK universities7 Times of change: shifting pedagogy and curricula for future sustainability; 8 Sustainability research: a novel mode of knowledge generation to explore alternative ways for people and planet; 9 The student experience: campus, curriculum, communities and transition at the University of Edinburgh; 10 Well-being: what does it mean for the sustainable university?; Part III:Institutional change; 11 Whole institutional change towards sustainable universities: Bradford's Ecoversity initiative.
12 Bottoms up for sustainability: the Kingston experience13 Towards a Green academy; 14 The sustainable university: taking it forward; Selected websites; Index.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781136236945 (electronic bk.)
1136236945 (electronic bk.)
9781299156784 (MyiLibrary)
1299156789 (MyiLibrary)
9780203101780 (e-book)
0203101782 (e-book)
OCLC # 828092914
Additional Format Print version: 9781299156784