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Author Crocker, Robert

Title Motivating Change : Sustainable Design and Behaviour in the Built Environment
Published Oxfordshire, England ; New York : Routledge, [2013]
copyright 2013
London : Routledge, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (470 pages)
Series Earthscan Series on Sustainable Design
Earthscan book series on sustainable design.
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Endorsements -- Table of Contents -- List of figures -- List of tables -- List of contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- Preface -- Prologue: Motivating change in consumption and behaviour -- Part I: Framing the problem: consumption, behaviour and sustainability -- 1. From access to excess: consumerism, 'compulsory' consumption and behaviour change -- 2. Exploring the role of individual, context and object in sustainable urban consumption -- 3. Working towards sustainability: exploring the workplace as a site for pro-environmental behavioural change -- 4. The national dialogue on behaviour change in UK climate policy: some observations on responsibility, agency and political dimensions -- 5. Using the long lever of value change -- Part II: Communicating for change: values, behaviour, media and design -- 6. Behaviour change: a dangerous distraction -- 7. Leading by design: cultivating self-leadership for sustainability -- 8. Telling the truth about animals and environments: media and pro-environmental behaviour -- 9. Advertising, public relations and social marketing: shaping behaviour towards sustainable consumption -- 10. Contemplative objects: artefacts for challenging convention and stimulating change -- Part III: Social innovation for change: shaping behaviour through design -- 11. Sustainable qualities: powerful drivers of social change -- 12. Amplifying innovative sustainable urban behaviours: defining a design-led approach to social innovation -- 13. Well-being, participation and young citizens shaping place -- 14. System design for sustainability: the challenge of behaviour change -- 15. Ethnicity, environmental behaviour and environmental justice: initial findings from research in a London borough -- Part IV: Designing urban systems for change: towards the zero waste city
16. Motivating behaviour change and implementing waste management optimization to create 'zero waste cities' -- 17. Zero Waste 2020: sustainability in our hands -- 18. Food for thought: design of a food waste composting system in a temporary accommodation setting -- 19. Wood in the city: social acceptance of prefabricated multi-storey timber buildings using low-carbon construction systems -- Epilogue: The consumption dilemma: from behaviour change to zero waste -- Index
Summary Today's most pressing challenges require behaviour change at many levels, from the city to the individual. This book focuses on the collective influences that can be seen to shape change. Exploring the underlying dimensions of behaviour change in terms of consumption, media, social innovation and urban systems, the essays in this book are from many disciplines, including architecture, urban design, industrial design and engineering, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, waste management and public policy. Aimed especially at designers and architects, Motivating Change explores the diversity of current approaches to change, and the multiple ways in which behaviour can be understood as an enactment of values and beliefs, standards and habitual practices in daily life, and more broadly in the urban environment
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Notes Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources
Subject Sustainable architecture.
Sustainable design.
Sustainable urban development.
Sustainable architecture.
Sustainable design.
Sustainable urban development.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Lehmann, Steffen.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 113504385X