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Twenty Questions About Design Behavior for Sustainability

Akerloff, Karen; Attari, Shazeen; Contestabile, Monica; Domanski, Jeff; Ebers, Anna; Farr, Doug; Fedirko, Lina; Ferraro, Paul; Fischer, Eleni; Fischhoff, Baruch; Fischhoff, Maya; Geppner, James; Aurisicchio, Marco; Gero, John; Gonzalez, Richard; Gordon, Bethany; Hancock, Patrick; Henry, Marisa; Hernandez, Morela; Jinhyung, C; Eric, Johnson; Kant...
Akerloff, Karen
Attari, Shazeen
Contestabile, Monica
Domanski, Jeff
Ebers, Anna
Farr, Doug
Fedirko, Lina
Ferraro, Paul
Fischer, Eleni
Fischhoff, Baruch
Fischhoff, Maya
Geppner, James
Aurisicchio, Marco
Gero, John
Gonzalez, Richard
Gordon, Bethany
Hancock, Patrick
Henry, Marisa
Hernandez, Morela
Jinhyung, C
Eric, Johnson
Kantenbacher, Joe
Klotz, Leidy
Bansal, Tima
MacDonald, Erin
Madhavan, Guru
Malak, Richard
Mazar, Nina
Meggers, Forrest
Miniard, Diedre
Owsik, Catherine
Pearson, Adam
Pickering, John
Preston, Stephanie
Barnett, Michaela
Rench-McCauley, Dave
Schmidt, Ruth
Shealy, Tripp
Sherman, Erin
Shyamsundar, P
Steg, Linda
Stenger, Katelyn
Strahilevitz, Michal
Thomas, J
Torre, Jianna
Caroll, Tomeka
Townsend, Allen
Tsoulou, I
Ulrich, E
Voinov, Alexey
Vuppuluri, Richa
Weber, Elke
Weber, Shana
Welch, Sarah
Wilcoxen, Stephanie
Wylie, Caitlin
Castilla-Rho, Juan
Zeeuw van Der Laan, A
Zeiske, Nadja
Zong, Michelle
Chen, Nina
Cohen, Nina
Constantino, Sara
To advance understanding of design behavior for sustainability, our panel engaged more than three dozen experts from diverse fields—and spanning academia, practice, and policy. Panelists’ perspectives were synthesized over the course of a year, with two days of in-person discussion preceded and followed by virtual collaboration. As an entry point to study design behavior for sustainability, our panel focused on the design of the human built environment. Such design shapes the quality of human life, and it sets in place long-term patterns of climate changing emissions and other planetary impacts. Within this context, our panel identified ways to advance current understanding and practice of design for sustainability in the built environment. We also highlighted opportunities to learn about design behaviors common to many sustainability challenges, beyond the built environment. The panel’s findings are presented here as twenty high-priority questions, including challenges and opportunities embedded in each question. The questions are organized roughly according to the overlapping factors that influence behaviors - individual and interpersonal (i.e., designers’ knowledge, values, customs, and social networks), - organizational (i.e., designers’ institutions and processes), - community (i.e., designers’ relationships with users and other stakeholders), and - enabling environment and policy (i.e., designers’ ability to contribute to global sustainability efforts, codes, and laws).
Report of the International Expert Panel on Behavioral Science for Design, New York, 2019
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