Integrating Circularity in Education: The CBE Hub Approach at the Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment

O. Ioannou*, Bob Geldermans, T. Klein, T. Konstantinou, M.G.F. Overschie, Alex Wandl

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceedings/Edited volumeChapterScientificpeer-review

Abstract

This chapter discusses the critical role of education in facilitating the transition from a linear to a circular built environment, specifically in relation to the activities of aforementioned Circular Built Environment Hub (CBE Hub); a diverse group of tutors and researchers at TU Delft’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment (A+BE) actively committed to developing and exchanging knowledge relating circularity. CBE Hub activities in the past two years underscore the benefits of cross-domain collaboration for understanding how circularity affects architecture, urbanism and the building sciences. It also highlights the critical role of academia in creating synergies with the industry, learning from practice and feeding knowledge loops by providing life-long learning programmes for professionals in the field. Furthermore, the chapter examines how the ‘boundary-porosity’ of design and engineering education can accommodate circularity as a principle for managing the built environment, and how the changes imposed by the transition can be organically integrated in the faculty’s curricula in the coming years.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBK Books
Publication statusSubmitted - 2022

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Integrating Circularity in Education: The CBE Hub Approach at the Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this