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Ecological worldview among Urban design professionals
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Building, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Environmental engineering. Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
Centre for Research and Development, Uppsala University/Region Gävleborg, Gävle, Sweden; Cardiology Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
2017 (English)In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 9, no 4, 498Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The built environment is responsible for a large proportion of the global use of energy, natural resources, and emissions. Architects and other urban design professionals are key actors in the building process whose behavior and decisions will influence these impacts. Because environmental attitudes are linked to pro-environmental behavior, this study aims to measure environmental worldview among urban design professionals involved in the architectural competition ‘A New City Center for Kiruna’. The mean score registered for the New Environmental Paradigm (NEP) scale was 3.68 (standard deviation 0.51) and there were no significant differences with regard to age (mean 41.3 years) or gender (64.7% males). The ecological worldview of the participants was similar to most other samples from diverse countries, but a lower score was reported in comparison to environmentalists. The score ranged from 2.53 to 4.67 which shows heterogeneity at an individual level. Thus, future efforts to improve environmental attitudes among urban design professionals are needed.

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2017. Vol. 9, no 4, 498
Keyword [en]
architectural competition; ecological; environmental paradigm; NEP; pro-environmental behavior; urban design
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Civil Engineering Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24104DOI: 10.3390/su9040498Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85017343305OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-24104DiVA: diva2:1107258
Available from: 2017-06-09 Created: 2017-06-09 Last updated: 2017-07-03Bibliographically approved

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