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Blog: A profound change in design ideology: the impact of studying the IDBE Master’s

18 September 2018 – Tony Ip reflects on the lasting impact of studying the Master’s in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) and the need for a visionary approach and a global perspective to drive change within the built environment.

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IDBE alumna, Dr Phebe Mann is named one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering 2018

6 July 2018 – Eur Ing Dr Phebe Mann, who studied CISL’s Master’s in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE), has been selected as one of the Winners of Top 50 Women in Engineering Award 2018 (WE50). This award recognises Phebe’s outstanding contribution as an engineer, innovative teacher and role model for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Blog: The IDBE Master's: Instilling a confidence for my future

Gary Cass, Regional Operations Manager for Aedis Regulatory Services Ltd explains how studying the CISL’s Master of Studies in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) has catalysed his career.

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Blog: A lesson in good design: the Master’s in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment

5 March 2018 – CISL’s Master’s in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) delivers high-quality interdisciplinary part-time education for built environment professionals from around the world. For over 20 years, the IDBE has been instrumental in developing the skills that help individual professionals learn how to work better together. As the new IDBE course director, Kayla Friedman shares her passion for the built environment, her vision for achieving sustainable and resilient design and how she aims to contribute to the legacy of the course.

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Blog: Step change towards sustainability; how the IDBE helped achieve real impact

5 March 2018 – Helene Gosden, Senior Design Manager at Arup reflects on how studying CISL’s Master’s in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) exceeded her expectations – helping her to progress her career and achieve impact towards sustainability by opening her mind to new people, perspectives and the broader societal, economic and environmental drivers that shape the built environment.

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Blog: From St Paul’s to Singapore - an architectural education

25 January 2018 – Jason Pomeroy, award-winning architect and author, reflects on the impact of studying CISL’s Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) Master's. Now at the forefront of the sustainable built environment agenda, Jason discusses how the course gave him greater appreciation and understanding of different built-environment agendas, allowing him to be more influential in the boardroom and also provided a vehicle for him to develop his academic skills.

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IDBE student, Nathalie Baxter named one of the RIBA Journal 2017 Rising Stars cohort

Nathalie Baxter, Project Architect at Faulkner Browns Architects and a student of the Master of Studies in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE), has been named one of the RIBA Journal Rising Stars for 2017.

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Blog: The boundaries of sustainable design innovation and how I challenged them: A look back at the impact of the IDBE

12 April 2017 – Adrian Campbell, founder and director of sustainable building design company changebuilding, discusses how the interdisciplinary working techniques and sustainability concepts he was taught to consider on the IDBE became integral to his working practice.

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University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) to run the IDBE from February 2017

Today, 1 February 2017, we are delighted to announce that CISL will run the Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) programme, a two-year part-time Master's course for built environment professionals.

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