Building on the special edition Aspects of Design Management (Volume 3:1, 2007), this publication brings together the rapidly developing field of design management with that of environmental sustainability. Eight articles drawn from around the world help to provide some critical insights into the relationship between ecological sustainability and the application of design management in a number of different contexts. Contributions range from early policy decisions and public procurement options; to corporate social responsibility of architects and the promotion of materials and products to specifiers; to encouraging change and a design process evaluation method; to investigations into the role and contribution of construction design managers and facilities managers to a sustainable built environment. Collectively the articles provide a unique, multi-disciplinary, contribution to the theoretical development of the design management field as well as guidance on the practical application of methods and tools.
Guest Editorial: Design Management for Sustainability The Impact of a Fragmented Regulatory Environment on Sustainable Urban Development Design Management Public Procurement Incentives for Sustainable Design Services: Swedish Experiences Corporate Social Responsibility of Architectural Design Firms Towards a Sustainable Built Environment in South Africa Promotion of Materials and Products with Sustainable Credentials Mobilising the Courage to Implement Sustainable Design Solutions: Danish Experiences A Design Process Evaluation Method for Sustainable Buildings The Construction Design Manager�s Role in Delivering Sustainable Buildings The Practice of Sustainable Facilities Management: Design Sentiments and the Knowledge Chasm