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Design for Global Challenges and Goals

Charting the developments, challenges and opportunities for design research in addressing global challenges facing the developing world

Imagination’s Emmanuel Tsekleves Rachel Cooper and Jak Spencer from Urban Scale Interventions have edited a new volume that charts the developments, challenges and opportunities for design research in addressing global challenges facing the developing world, focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This is the first book to demonstrate the leading and role of design research and researchers addressing the SDGs in such a Global context.

Design for Global Challenges and Goals, published by Routledge, explores the role of design and social responsibility within that, and how design can work in developing contexts.  It presents 10 design-led case studies addressing different Sustainable Development Goals, ranging from reducing poverty and hunger, improving health and wellbeing, promoting gender equality, to developing more sustainable cities and communities, more responsible consumption and production to tacking climate change. It also addresses the future, by offering a foresight into the research in global challenges, by identifying the opportunities and emerging trends for researchers.

The book provides students, researchers and practitioners with a guide to the state-of-the-art of design research that addresses the Sustainable Development Goals. It outlines the research opportunities for researchers who want their research to address global challenges in a Global South context.

Design for Global Challenges and Goals flyer (includes discount code)

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