40 Perspectives on Urban Sustainability from Around the Globe

This book comprises 40 short texts by urban sustainability junior researchers from around the globe. The scholars are recipients of a six-month research stay grant.

From September 2020 through February 2021, 40 junior researchers participated in the centre’s ‘Developing a PhD Proposal’ program by organising workshops, partaking in excursions, and attending classes.

The classes covered topics such as research ethics and skills, spatial methods, and urban sustainability, with a focus on Sustainable Development Goal #11. As part of their coursework, the students were tasked with writing short texts about how the topics covered manifest themselves in their respective home countries.

This book is a compilation of those country replies, giving the reader a glimpse into urban sustainability perspectives from around the globe. The book includes a series of maps depicting the geographic locations represented in the country replies. They have been included to help the reader navigate the book and to highlight the diversity of topics and themes researchers are working on in the SMUS network.

The open-access online version of the book is interactive. We invite you to use the different buttons and hyperlinks to navigate your way through the book.

Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin, 2023
ISBN 978-3-7983-3259-1 (print)
ISBN 978-3-7983-3260-7 (online)

Thando Tilmann
Tamar Sarkissian

Tamar Sarkissian
Tim Nebert

Layout & Typesetting
Rostom Kouyoumdjian