Sustainable Development Research in the Asia Pacific (SDiAP)

Published in 2018 by

Type of document: Best practices, case studies

This volume captures papers presented at the SDiAP, held at RMIT University, Australia, in July 2017 under the auspices of the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme. The inaugural symposium aimed to draw links between research, practice, education for sustainability and the needs of industry, and address the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Fourteen countries were represented at this Symposium.

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Under the broad umbrella of built environment, the symposium brought four themes together: • Education for Sustainability • Sustainable Cities • Sustainable Buildings • Sustainable Infrastructure The nature of planning, designing, building and maintaining our built environment called for sharing knowledge, expertise and ideas more so than other sectors. This inaugural symposium brought together industry practitioners, researchers and educators to capture the wealth of experiences on sustainable development research in the Asia-Pacific today. The symposium led to sharing of ideas and experiences to provide a networked collaborative platform for engagement in the future. The outcomes of this first symposium form a critical path towards the future of the built environment.