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Title: Liberating architectural education for sustainable development : practitioners' perspectives in Hong Kong
Author: Julie, Kwok Wah
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2013
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Technological innovation has made huge strides and improved human living significantly in the last century. However, it has also brought unprecedented life-affecting challenges which could pose a problem of survival for the human race. Given the strong impact of architecture on human living and the environment, sustainable development as a theme in architectural education becomes crucial. This study aims to explore how architectural education can be improved to support sustainable development based on the insights gained from the perspectives of architectural practitioners in Hong Kong. A semi-structured, individual, in-depth interviewing method was used to solicit data from a total of eighteen practitioners, including professionals in architectural practices and academics in higher institutions, A data analysis model based on Attride-Stirling's thematic network analysis (2001) was adopted to identify key themes. Themes were developed to address five research questions, namely on the understanding of sustainable development; its relationship with architecture; the role of architects to promote sustainable development; programs of architectural education for sustainable development; and factors impacting change in architectural education for sustainable development.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Ed.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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