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Field studies in sustainable development: Lesotho case study

Thomas, Glenn S. (2005) Field studies in sustainable development: Lesotho case study. In Symposium BMB: Identity and Globalization: Design for the City, 7 - 9 April 2005, School of Architecture, University of Bordeaux, France.

Abstract

The Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering at QUT comprises some nineteen disciplines and sub-disciplines representing the breadth of professions currently operating within the field of urban development. A core theme for encouraging multidisciplinary engagement across the Faculty and beyond is “sustainable living‿. One initiative aimed at achieving this objective is the introduction of an elective in Field Studies in Sustainable Development. The objective is to take students outside the core experiences of study in their chosen fields and require engagement with very different cultural beliefs and practices and the collaborative exploration of alternative technologies and development ideologies appropriate to the cultural context. The first of these Field Studies involved the immersion of students in a small village in Lesotho, southern Africa.

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ID Code: 8420
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the conference's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Author contact details: gs.thomas@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: Keywords, Multi, disciplinary, sustainable living, engagement, appropriate technologies, community, Multi, disciplinary, sustainable living, engagement, appropriate technologies, community
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES (070000) > AGRICULTURE LAND AND FARM MANAGEMENT (070100) > Sustainable Agricultural Development (070108)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 The Author
Deposited On: 03 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:42

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