How can we step away from the discussion about why sustainability is so important and focus on rising the occasion instead? This is the focus of the Design for Sustainability Survival Guide written by Conny Bakker, Vice Scientific Chair of the LDE CfS Circular Industries Hub. The guide instead provides tips, strategies, and practices that can help students and practitioners to make their practice more sustainable.
“By now, you must have received a zillion warning messages that human life on earth needs to quickly become more sustainable, or else. No more of that.” - Design for Sustainability Survival Guide (p. 5)
The pocket-size guide consciously steps away from the discussion why sustainability is so important and instead focuses on what we can do. It functions as a lanch-pad for design engineering students and practitioners that want to innovate sustainable. Quick and easy tips, principles, strategies, and guidelines for sustainable design processes are provided.
The pocket-size guide is written by Conny Bakker, Ed van Hinte and Yvo Zijlstra and is available online via BIS publishers.
About Conny Bakker
Conny Bakker is Professor of Design Methodology for Sustainability and Circular Economy at TU Delft Vice Scientific Chair of the LDE CfS Circular Industries Hub. In an article published by TU Delft about the Design Guide, Conny Bakker comments:
We hope that our little yellow book will help you rise to the huge global challenge of sustainability with knowledge, sensitivity and creativity.”