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Glenn Strachan
Researching the relationship between sustainable design in education buildings and institutional change for sustainability.

May 11th, C15, Pope Building, University Park Campus, The University of Nottingham, 5pm

Increasing numbers of education buildings are labelled as being sustainable and deliver environmental management benefits. However, consideration is not always given to how elements of sustainable design can be used as a catalyst for whole institutional change. This seminar will explore a research method for investigating the relationship between sustainable building design and institutional change for sustainability in the education sector.
Glenn taught in schools and colleges until 1998 when he left the formal education sector to become Head of Education at Earth Centre, a flagship Millennium Project in Yorkshire based on demonstrating and promoting sustainable development. From 2002 to 2008 he combined consultancy work on a wide range of sustainable development projects with work on the London South Bank University, Education for Sustainability Master’s Programme. He joined the International Research Institute in Sustainability at the University of Gloucestershire in June 2008 where he leads a research strand on professional practice and sustainability. He is also pursuing his own research interests in the sustainable design of education buildings with a view to completing a PhD.

Please see the links below to the video recording of the lecture:

Mp3 version:

m4b (audio book)

m4v (enhanced podcast)

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