The German Research Foundation (DFG) funded project on green buildings and lived sustainabilities in Germany and Luxembourg (LIVEABLE, 2023-2026) studies everyday practices in and around green buildings through the interdependencies between conception and implementation as well as daily practices of living and working in green buildings. The focus lies on the transformation of everyday users' "lived sustainabilities" but also the resistance to changes characterized by interdependencies between discourses of green building (perspectives and interpretations), building activities, living and working, and the green buildings themselves (materialities).
Plastic and their waste is of particular importance in the context of environmental and waste problems due to their quantity, long decomposition time and the spread of microplastics. The Plast.Ed project (10/2022 - 09/2024) implements a plastic recycling workshop at the University of Trier as a real-world laboratory and extracurricular learning location for education for sustainable development.
This strategic partnership is led by Trier University in collaboration with the Luxembourg Institute for Socioeconomic Research, the University of Hull and the National University of Ireland Galway and seeks to enhance the capacity of teachers in higher education in Geography and Environmental Sciences through training and development of resources in digital and blended methods.
International Research Cooperation (2013-2016), funded by the National Research Fund Luxembourg (FNR) and the German Research Foundation (DFG), focused on sustainability transitions in the building sector and low-carbon management in the context of urban climate policy.
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