31 July 2013 — A new book on behaviour change from the University of South Australia’s Steffen Lehmann and Robert Crocker has been released internationally.

Motivating Change. Sustainable Design and Behaviour in the Built Environment is aimed towards designers and architects, and “discusses the issue of behaviour change to make concepts of sustainability a reality”.

Motivating Change explores the diversity of current approaches to change, and the multiple ways in which behaviour can be understood as an enactment of values and beliefs, standards and habitual practices in daily life, and more broadly in the urban environment”.

The authors say that today’s challenges require behaviour change at many levels, from the city to the individual, and that the book focuses on the collective influences that can be seen to shape change.

The essays in the book are from many disciplines, including architecture, urban design, industrial design and engineering, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, waste management and public policy.

The book is the second volume in the Earthscan Book Series on Sustainable Design, and will be launched on 5 September in at the UniSA’s City West campus, UniSA City West campus, Hawke Building, level 2.

Speakers include South Australian Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Ian Hunter and University President and Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd.

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