IO1. Review: Best Practices In Educating Sustainability and Heritage

The “Review: Best practices in educating sustainability and heritage” presents data collection from each of the participating schools of Architecture, as well as from other relevant associated organisations. The purpose of this Review is to support the participating Architectural Schools in establishing high-quality standards in the terms of sustainability of the built heritage, through cross-cultural communication and solving problems in an international environment. The development of the Review  should encourage (1) teaching possibilities on the sustainability of the built environment and (2) teaching possibilities on heritage awareness.

The applied approach balanced between different geographies, cultures, and scales is providing new insight into the complexity of the definition of heritage in the contemporary context, testifying that heritage transposes from an urban artifact to the urban landscape. It confirms the increasing complexity of thinking about urban and architectural heritage, representing a growing challenge for both researchers and educators to implement such topics in curricula.

This publication presents the results of the first four months of the project, and is structured in three main parts:

  • Built Architectural and Urban projects (20 projects, four from each of the five partner organizations)
  • Pedagogical and Educational Models (20 courses, four from each of the five partner organizations)
  • Influence of National Policies on the Sustainability of Heritage (one report per each partner organization)

The prepared publication’s quality was contributed by architectural offices and individuals from five different countries, public bodies, and students whose works were used to illustrate the specific course methodologies.

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