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Circularity in the Built Environment - Teaching and Learning Guidebook

  • Published on July 24, 2023

The Guidebook is a resource for anyone interested in the circular economy applied to the built environment. It comprises all the basic principles related to the concept. The difference between a linear economy and a circular economy is illustrated. Furthermore, the case studies give users some knowledge of using the concepts in built environment practices. Finally, users will understand the problems encountered in teaching and learning circular economy techniques under the lessons learned to help align teaching methods to specific contexts and share similar experiences from that context. 

The Guidebook presents diverse circular economy applications in the built environment and promises to be an eye-opener for future applications in the built environment. The case studies promote documentation of similar cases in the future for the benefit of the built environment stakeholders, including educa-tors. We highly recommend this guidebook to assist users with the successful application of circular economy principles to help sustain planet Earth. 

Professor Usha Iyer-Raniga is at the School of Property and Construction Management at RMIT University. Usha is co-leading the One Planet Network’s Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme (SBC), United Nations 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (UN 10FYP SCP) aligned with Sustainable Development Goal 12, as well as the newly formed Integrated Platform for Circular Economy, Climate Resilience, and Energy.  This guidebook is directly related to the work of the UN OPN SBC programme.

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