Comparative European Sustainability
From a cross-cultural standpoint (United States vs. the top five European sustainable countries), how does the sustainably built environment impact the beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors of consumers? Does the built environment precede the beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors of sustainable consumers, or do the sustainable beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors create the environment?
CGS-SER Nielson International Internship/Fieldwork Grant
Implications include architectural policy and design changes, macro-sociocultural impacts, and sustainable behavior education.
Qualitative, semi-structured interviews.
The sustainable built environment may not be having as much impact on consumers as assumed. Consumers may be bringing that sustainability mindset to the built environment.
Lunde, Matthew, "Comparative European Sustainability" (2016). CGS Student Awards 2016. 6.