Developing a sustainable campus through community engagement: An empirical study

Linda Too, Bhishna Bajracharya, Isara Khanjanasthiti

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Sustainability is increasingly a basic tenet within the organisational philosophy of many universities. While those universities that have a sustainability strategy have largely focused on operational improvements, the engagement of staff and students is equally important for creating a sustainable campus. This paper develops a 6-P community engagement framework for promoting eco-centric practices within university campuses. The objective of the study is to apply the framework to a university community in order to establish the validity of this framework. To this end, interviews with staff and students at Bond University were undertaken. The interviews reveal that the 6-P framework is highly applicable to the Bond university community. Interviewees suggest that all 6-P factors (psychological, physical, personal, public perception, price and policies) are relevant and have a positive influence towards an eco-centric behaviour. The framework is useful as a template for other universities in developing a community engagement strategy to fit into the vision of a sustainable campus.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-50
Number of pages9
JournalArchitecture Research
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Developing a sustainable campus through community engagement : An empirical study. / Too, Linda; Bajracharya, Bhishna; Khanjanasthiti, Isara.

In: Architecture Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2013, p. 42-50.

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