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Second call for papers closing 30th January Symposium on Sustainable Development Research in Asia Pacific

25th – 28th July 2017

Join colleagues from across the Asia pacific region for this important event.

All accepted papers will be published in a peer-reviewed book titled “Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the Asia-Pacific” as part of the award-winning  “World Sustainability Series” ISSN: 2199-7373 published by Springer, one of the world´s top five scientific publishers.

Further details can be found at: https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-als/events/sustainable-development-research2017.html

Four key themes will be explored at the conference:

  • Education for Sustainability
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Sustainable Buildings
  • Sustainable Infrastructure

Keynote Speakers include:

Jeff Oatman, Senior Manager – Market Engagement, Green Building Council of Australia

Joining the GBCA in 2010, Jeff started work in Green Star certification where he oversaw the certification of more than 700 Green Star projects – from hospitals to hotels, schools to shopping centres, office towers to large-scale community developments the size of new cities. Jeff spearheaded the GBCA’s continuous improvement strategy that has reduced Green Star assessment times, increased cost-effectiveness of certification and boosted customer satisfaction.

Professor Kerry Shephard

Kerry is Professor of Higher Education Development at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He has a background in the biological sciences and extensive experience as university teacher and researcher before developing particular interests in learning and teaching. Kerry’s interests span policy and practice in higher education, educational development and student learning. In particular, Kerry has broad interests in ‘learning in the affective domain’ and so is not only interested in what students know or in what skills they have to put their knowledge to effect but also in what they choose to do with the knowledge and skills they learn. Kerry’s recent research focuses on community-engaged learning and teaching, academic integrity, ‘the public understanding of science’ and ‘education for sustainability’.

Professor Walter Leal

Professor Walter Leal teaches at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, and holds the Chair
of Environment and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). He is the founding director of the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) and founding editor of the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Professor Sujeeva Setunge, Deputy Dean Research and Innovation for Engineering at RMIT University.

Professor Setunge’s current research interests focus on disaster resilience and sustainability of buildings and infrastructure and innovative and sustainable construction materials.  She is currently leading seven industry funded projects in these areas.

Sujeeva is the chair of the research committee of the Centre for Pavement Excellence- Asia Pacific and a committee member of the UNISDR working group on construction policy and practice for disaster resilience. She is a fellow of Engineers Australia and a Chartered professional Engineer.

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Inter-University Research Programme over 100 universities collaborating on sustainable development research across the world.

Author: Dr Usha Iyer-Raniga

Image: Dr Usha Iyer-Raniga

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