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Integrating sustainable development goals into the architecture curriculum: Experiences and perspectives

Hendawy, Mennatullah, Junaid, Mahreen and Amin, Amin ORCID: 2024. Integrating sustainable development goals into the architecture curriculum: Experiences and perspectives. City and Environment Interactions 21 , 100138. 10.1016/j.cacint.2023.100138

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) play a crucial role in architectural education, as buildings contribute 39% of global energy-related carbon emissions and 40% of extracted materials are used in construction. This research investigates the current status of SDG integration in architecture education, its challenges, and potential future advancements. A qualitative survey was conducted among architecture educators from 22 institutions across nine countries, focusing on four key aspects: (i) general knowledge and understanding of the SDGs; (ii) qualification and experience regarding the SDGs; (iii) integration of the SDGs in architecture education; and (iv) implementation of the SDGs in architectural practises. The findings revealed that most educators did not receive formal education focused on the SDGs, relying on self-exposure and self-learning. SDG 11 was the most adopted, focusing on improving slum areas, providing safe housing, and promoting sustainable urban settlements while preserving cultural heritage.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
ISSN: 2590-2520
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 15 February 2024
Date of Acceptance: 28 December 2023
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2024 15:30

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