Regional planning, sustainability goals and the mitch-match between educational practice and climate, energy and business plans

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Abstract

While a number of studies have explored campus planning and higher education in the context of regional sustainable initiatives, little emphasis has been put into the analysis of education for sustainability across scale. This article presents an empirical analysis of education for sustainability related to regional planning. The study combines multiscalar governance on RSI with a research project of HEI students’ opinion on sustainability competences. Drawing upon a sample of 398 respondents the survey is supplemented with a discussion on the nexuses and linkages between business, education, environmental and regional development plans. The results from the survey illustrate that students generally value sustainability competences and that they consider such competences important to possess in order to become attractive in future labour markets. By relating student perception to regional climate and energy planning, the study also highlights a mis-match between policy and (educational) practice. The findings from the survey and the discussion have implications for the traditional lack of coherence between policy areas relevant to sustainable development and stress an urgent need for better coordination between business, education, environmental and regional development plans
Original languageEnglish
Article numberJCLP_8157
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume171
Pages (from-to)1681-1690
Number of pages9
ISSN0959-6526
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • clean-tech industry
  • regional sustainability initiatives
  • sustainability in higher education
  • energy and environmental innovation
  • regional planning
  • sustainable entrepreneurship

Cite this

@article{9472aee418a246d897aaf2e9d77205d0,
title = "Regional planning, sustainability goals and the mitch-match between educational practice and climate, energy and business plans",
abstract = "While a number of studies have explored campus planning and higher education in the context of regional sustainable initiatives, little emphasis has been put into the analysis of education for sustainability across scale. This article presents an empirical analysis of education for sustainability related to regional planning. The study combines multiscalar governance on RSI with a research project of HEI students’ opinion on sustainability competences. Drawing upon a sample of 398 respondents the survey is supplemented with a discussion on the nexuses and linkages between business, education, environmental and regional development plans. The results from the survey illustrate that students generally value sustainability competences and that they consider such competences important to possess in order to become attractive in future labour markets. By relating student perception to regional climate and energy planning, the study also highlights a mis-match between policy and (educational) practice. The findings from the survey and the discussion have implications for the traditional lack of coherence between policy areas relevant to sustainable development and stress an urgent need for better coordination between business, education, environmental and regional development plans",
keywords = "clean-tech industry, regional sustainability initiatives, sustainability in higher education, energy and environmental innovation, regional planning, sustainable entrepreneurship",
author = "Grindsted, {Thomas Skou}",
year = "2018",
doi = "10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.09.197",
language = "English",
volume = "171",
pages = "1681--1690",
journal = "Journal of Cleaner Production",
issn = "0959-6526",
publisher = "Elsevier BV",

}

Regional planning, sustainability goals and the mitch-match between educational practice and climate, energy and business plans. / Grindsted, Thomas Skou.

In: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 171, JCLP_8157, 2018, p. 1681-1690.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Regional planning, sustainability goals and the mitch-match between educational practice and climate, energy and business plans

AU - Grindsted, Thomas Skou

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - While a number of studies have explored campus planning and higher education in the context of regional sustainable initiatives, little emphasis has been put into the analysis of education for sustainability across scale. This article presents an empirical analysis of education for sustainability related to regional planning. The study combines multiscalar governance on RSI with a research project of HEI students’ opinion on sustainability competences. Drawing upon a sample of 398 respondents the survey is supplemented with a discussion on the nexuses and linkages between business, education, environmental and regional development plans. The results from the survey illustrate that students generally value sustainability competences and that they consider such competences important to possess in order to become attractive in future labour markets. By relating student perception to regional climate and energy planning, the study also highlights a mis-match between policy and (educational) practice. The findings from the survey and the discussion have implications for the traditional lack of coherence between policy areas relevant to sustainable development and stress an urgent need for better coordination between business, education, environmental and regional development plans

AB - While a number of studies have explored campus planning and higher education in the context of regional sustainable initiatives, little emphasis has been put into the analysis of education for sustainability across scale. This article presents an empirical analysis of education for sustainability related to regional planning. The study combines multiscalar governance on RSI with a research project of HEI students’ opinion on sustainability competences. Drawing upon a sample of 398 respondents the survey is supplemented with a discussion on the nexuses and linkages between business, education, environmental and regional development plans. The results from the survey illustrate that students generally value sustainability competences and that they consider such competences important to possess in order to become attractive in future labour markets. By relating student perception to regional climate and energy planning, the study also highlights a mis-match between policy and (educational) practice. The findings from the survey and the discussion have implications for the traditional lack of coherence between policy areas relevant to sustainable development and stress an urgent need for better coordination between business, education, environmental and regional development plans

KW - clean-tech industry

KW - regional sustainability initiatives

KW - sustainability in higher education

KW - energy and environmental innovation

KW - regional planning

KW - sustainable entrepreneurship

U2 - 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.09.197

DO - 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.09.197

M3 - Journal article

VL - 171

SP - 1681

EP - 1690

JO - Journal of Cleaner Production

JF - Journal of Cleaner Production

SN - 0959-6526

M1 - JCLP_8157

ER -