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Sustainability Leadership for the Built Environment (IDBE)

Part-time Master's and Postgraduate Certificate courses from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Read more at: Tutor Q&A: The value of sustainability education for built environment professionals

Tutor Q&A: The value of sustainability education for built environment professionals

13 April 2021

13 April 2021 – As an applied, practitioner-oriented Master's and Postgraduate Certificate programme, the Sustainability Leadership for the Built Environment (IDBE) is designed to draw upon insights from leading academic and industry professionals. We asked our course tutors about the importance and impact of sustainability education for built environment professionals, and the sustainability trends and developments they are most excited about within the sector.


Read more at: Finding common ground between investors and industry

Finding common ground between investors and industry

31 March 2021

30 March 2021 – The built environment industry must challenge the notion that sustainability is ‘too hard’ to integrate. Paul Jaffe, Asset Manager at British Land reflects on his experience of the two-year Sustainability Leadership for the Built Environment (IDBE) programme and how this helped him form solutions and encourage change for investors and the wider industry.


Read more at: The sustainability agenda can be the launch pad for change in the built environment

The sustainability agenda can be the launch pad for change in the built environment

31 March 2021

24 March 2021 – The built environment industry has a long way to go in order to break down the silos between practitioners and 'build better'. Dr Kayla Friedman, Course Director for the Sustainability Leadership for the Built Environment (IDBE) Master’s and Postgraduate Certificate, identifies the key change agents within the sector and outlines what they can do to catalyse the shift to sustainable project delivery.


Read more at: Blog: Knowledge, motivation and mindset: How the IDBE Master’s opened doors and broadened my horizons
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Blog: Knowledge, motivation and mindset: How the IDBE Master’s opened doors and broadened my horizons

11 March 2020

11 March 2020 – Andrew Martin works in the Major Bridges International department of consultant COWI A/S in Denmark. He looks back upon the impact that his time studying for the Master of Studies (MSt) in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) had in empowering him to develop an interest in sustainability in parallel with his established career in bridges and civil engineering.


Read more at: Blog: We need a radical shift in how we collaborate for the sake of the planet
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Blog: We need a radical shift in how we collaborate for the sake of the planet

6 December 2018

3 December 2018 – We have the power to change, take collective ownership and shift the built environment towards sustainable development, argues Dr Kayla Friedman, Course Director for the Master’s and Postgraduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment. We just need to seize it.


Read more at: IDBE Master’s graduate, Laura Hannigan is joint winner in the NextGen Rising Star London and SE Category at the British Council for Offices BCO NextGen Awards Ceremony.

IDBE Master’s graduate, Laura Hannigan is joint winner in the NextGen Rising Star London and SE Category at the British Council for Offices BCO NextGen Awards Ceremony.

7 November 2018

Congratulations to Laura Hannigan, IDBE Master’s graduate, for jointly winning the NextGen Rising Star London and SE Category at the British Council for Offices BCO NextGen Awards Ceremony recently.


Read more at: IDBE Master’s Graduate, Tanya de Hoog, receives University of Wollongong Alumni Award for Professional Excellence

IDBE Master’s Graduate, Tanya de Hoog, receives University of Wollongong Alumni Award for Professional Excellence

29 October 2018

Tanya de Hoog, CEng, FIStrutE, MIEAust, co-founding director of Thornton Tomasetti’s London office, has received the Alumni Award for Professional Excellence from the University of Wollongong (UOW) in New South Wales, Australia.


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

18 September 2018

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.


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

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

2 July 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.


Read more at: Blog: The IDBE Master's: Instilling a confidence for my future
Paris, France

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

1 May 2018

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.