Design for Sustainability

From Here to There:
Radical Design for Sustainability

Professor Stuart Walker at TEDxBrum

Design for Sustainability covers a broad range of interrelated topics and research interests - from product design and speculative design to design for behaviour change to architecture, urban planning and large scale environments. Within ImaginationLancaster the focus is primarily on speculative design, design-related aspects of sustainability and social considerations. These link to other areas of expertise such as engineering, environmental management, and the philosophy of technology.

Our research brings together information and expertise from a wide range of sources and develops arguments, theories and scenarios to pursue our understandings of sustainability. A key aspect of the design-centred approach at ImaginationLancaster is the visualisation, and frequently the manifestation, of sustainable directions, scenarios and solutions – from the small scale in the case of speculative design and product design to the larger, urban scale.

Related Activities

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Behaviours that StickBehaviours that Stick Behaviours that Stick Exploring emotional design of sustainable behaviours that stick
Design and Production for SustainabilityDesign and Production for Sustainability Design and Production for Sustainability Research into the nature and form of functional objects
Design PhD Conference 2013Design PhD Conference 2013 Design PhD Conference 2013 Design Research for Turbulent Times
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Environment 2.0Environment 2.0 Environment 2.0 Investigating new forms of social sensing and participatory observation of local environment and climate.
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HighWireHighWire HighWire Creating Innovative People for Radical Change
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Liveable CitiesLiveable Cities Liveable Cities Transforming the Engineering of Cities for Global and Societal Wellbeing
Living Design Living Design Living Design The effective use of design for sustainability in maker enterprises
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Next Generation Sustainability in Civil EngineeringNext Generation Sustainability in Civil Engineering Next Generation Sustainability in Civil Engineering Helping industry, educators and policy makers think about sustainable futures
ServDes 2014ServDes 2014 ServDes 2014 Service Design and Innovation Conference at Lancaster University
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Urban FuturesUrban Futures Urban Futures Sustainable Regeneration - from evidence-based urban futures to implementation

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