OpenCourseWare on sustainable design and development

by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-08-03 13:16:24 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: Spread the Knowledge on designing more sustainable products and services

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The Delft University of Technology shares some of the courses via Open Course Ware. Among which Cradle to Cradle.
This module is the colloquium of the TiSD (Technology in Sustainable Development) specialization program of the TU Delft. These lectures cover a wide variety of topics concerning sustainable development. It will give you a good overview of the topics that are involved in sustainable development. The other part of the course is a group project using the concept of backcasting (lecture 6).

This module contains lecture slides, an assignment and examples of student work. Lecture slides can be viewed on this page or can be downloaded as a pdf-file. Of most lectures ther is also a video lecture available. Under ‘Readings’ in the menu you can find papers that provide more background information and recommended literature for the assignment on backcasting.


  • Lecture 1: Recycling and Waste
  • Lecture 2: Bioenergy
  • Lecture 3: Water
  • Lecture 4: Cradle to Cradle
  • Lecture 5: Sustainable Innovation
  • Lecture 6: Backcasting
  • Lectures Policy
  • Lectures Urbanisation and Housing

And there is much more for instance Sustainable development for Engineers. Have a look under the master programs.

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