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Centre for Sustainable Development

Est 2000 - home of the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development
 
Read more at: CSD researchers argue for action to ensure buildings are both net zero carbon and adaptable to a changing climate

CSD researchers argue for action to ensure buildings are both net zero carbon and adaptable to a changing climate

17 November 2021

A review of recently updated building sustainability assessment tools conducted by PhD student Ms Amie Shuttleworth and Assistant Professor Dr Kristen MacAskill of the Centre for Sustainable Development has found that there is significantly less focus on the integration of climate change adaptation compared with climate...


Read more at: Information session for prospective students, 12th Nov 2021, 16:30

Information session for prospective students, 12th Nov 2021, 16:30

4 November 2021

Live online information session and Q&A for prospective MPhil students, 12th November 2021. The University of Cambridge's Centre for Sustainable Development invites prospective students to a live online information session on the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development on Fri 12 th November at 16:30 (UK time...


Read more at: CSD lecturer Dr Kristen MacAskill recognised in WE50 awards

CSD lecturer Dr Kristen MacAskill recognised in WE50 awards

5 July 2021

We are delighted to announce that Dr Kristen MacAskill has been recognised as one of 2021’s top 50 Women in Engineering. Founded by the Women's Engineering Society in 2016, the WE50 awards are a UK event linked to International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) – a celebration of women in engineering that takes place on 23...


Read more at: CSD Director Professor Fenner produces award-winning paper for Engineering Education Conference

CSD Director Professor Fenner produces award-winning paper for Engineering Education Conference

5 July 2021

Professor Richard Fenner was awarded the Leo Jansen Best Paper award at this year’s Engineering Education for Sustainable Development conference. Leo Jansen (1934 – 2012) was a chemical engineer, corporate researcher and planner, politician and professor. Professor Fenner’s paper, ‘ Engineers as advocates for Sustainable...


Read more at: Post-Doctoral Job Opportunity at the CSD (closes 17th May 2021)

Post-Doctoral Job Opportunity at the CSD (closes 17th May 2021)

27 April 2021

Post-Doctoral Position to Investigate System Dynamic Modelling of the Water-Land-Energy Nexus


Read more at: To what extent will the COVID-19 pandemic affect the delivery of the SDGs?

To what extent will the COVID-19 pandemic affect the delivery of the SDGs?

11 March 2021

Dick Fenner and Tom Cernev address this question in a new paper recently published in Futures in March 2021 (which can be accessed at:


Read more at: Building Back Sustainably in a Deeper Shade of Green - article featuring ESD Lecturer Dr Kristen MacAskill

Building Back Sustainably in a Deeper Shade of Green - article featuring ESD Lecturer Dr Kristen MacAskill

4 February 2021

ESD Lecturer Dr Kristen MacAskill has been featured by Turner and Townsend as part of their 'Perspectives' series, speaking about the disruption of the pandemic and the challenge of building sustainability and resilience into the recovery.


Read more at: Current State of Sustainability in Civil Engineering - Blog entry by Dick Fenner
Current State of Sustainability in Civil Engineering - Blog entry by Dick Fenner

Current State of Sustainability in Civil Engineering - Blog entry by Dick Fenner

2 February 2021

Read Dick Fenner's blog entry on the current state of sustainability in civil engineering at the Institution of Civil Engineer's website, where Dick explores explores progress towards sustainability in the UK construction sector.


Read more at: New Research Project announced

New Research Project announced

4 January 2021

Dick Fenner and Andre Serrenho have secured funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme as part of a large consortium including colleagues in Land Economy.


Read more at: Award for Blue Green Cities research
Award for Blue Green Cities research

Award for Blue Green Cities research

14 June 2020

Dick Fenner and Malcolm Morgan have been awarded the Robert Alfred Carr Prize for their paper entitled: Spatial evaluation of the multiple benefits of sustainable drainage systems.


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CSD researchers argue for action to ensure buildings are both net zero carbon and adaptable to a changing climate

17 November 2021

A review of recently updated building sustainability assessment tools conducted by PhD student Ms Amie Shuttleworth and Assistant Professor Dr Kristen MacAskill of the Centre for Sustainable Development has found that there is significantly less focus on the integration of climate change adaptation compared with climate...

Information session for prospective students, 12th Nov 2021, 16:30

4 November 2021

Live online information session and Q&A for prospective MPhil students, 12th November 2021. The University of Cambridge's Centre for Sustainable Development invites prospective students to a live online information session on the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development on Fri 12 th November at 16:30 (UK time...

CSD lecturer Dr Kristen MacAskill recognised in WE50 awards

5 July 2021

We are delighted to announce that Dr Kristen MacAskill has been recognised as one of 2021’s top 50 Women in Engineering. Founded by the Women's Engineering Society in 2016, the WE50 awards are a UK event linked to International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) – a celebration of women in engineering that takes place on 23...

CSD Director Professor Fenner produces award-winning paper for Engineering Education Conference

5 July 2021

Professor Richard Fenner was awarded the Leo Jansen Best Paper award at this year’s Engineering Education for Sustainable Development conference. Leo Jansen (1934 – 2012) was a chemical engineer, corporate researcher and planner, politician and professor. Professor Fenner’s paper, ‘ Engineers as advocates for Sustainable...