Engineering Roles in Building with Nature: Interdisciplinary Design - Educational Experiences

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This paper explores and evaluates the application of a training method to enhance interdisciplinary thinking. Three Building with Nature workshops form the contextual design setting in which international student teams and senior experts from diverse disciplinary backgrounds as well as a broad group of local stakeholders undertake authentic design challenges. Although Building with Nature designs require the integration of disciplinary content knowledge (civil engineering, ecology, governance), the training is targeted at skills related to collaboration within design teams - so-called ‘Engineering roles’. The key research question addressed in this paper therefore reads:

Do engineering roles enhance interdisciplinary ways of working in Building with Nature design processes; and if so, how?
Original languageEnglish
JournalResearch in Urbanism Series (online)
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020


  • Interdisciplinary Education
  • Engineering Roles
  • Buidling with Nature

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