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dc.contributor.authorWake, Sue
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents preliminary research into community empowerment via children and youth participation towards generating sustainable building outcomes within two low income, predominantly Pacifica and Māori communities in New Zealand. In these case studies, a combination of working with regulatory frameworks alongside commitment by key stakeholders to empower communities is leading to environmentally sustainable outcomes on two levels. The first is the resulting buildings, which function as sustainable best practice examples within the community. The second is the learning that occurs, which has the transformative potential to engender permanent change in environmental attitudes and values of those involved. The paper focuses on relating the processes within these case studies to the theoretical frameworks of ESD, participatory learning, co-design and community empowerment, especially relating to children and youth. It concludes that involving communities in a meaningful way with sustainable buildings would be a move in the right direction for permanent sustainable outcomes. This is particularly the case in cities that are fast growing and within communities that are frequently marginalised.en_NZ
dc.publisherWorld Sustainable Building Conferenceen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectPasifika studentsen_NZ
dc.subjectMāori studentsen_NZ
dc.subjectmusic and arts centresen_NZ
dc.subjectscience centresen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity empowermenten_NZ
dc.subjectparticipatory learningen_NZ
dc.subjecteducation for sustainable development (ESD)en_NZ
dc.subjectchildren and youthen_NZ
dc.titleBuilding empowerment: Ways of working with children and youth to create sustainable buildings.en_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderWorld Sustainable Building Conferenceen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Māori)en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130311 Pacific Peoples Educationen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130104 Kura Kaupapa Māori (Māori Primary Education)en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationWake, S. J. (2014). Building empowerment: Ways of working with children and youth to create sustainable buildings. Proceedings of the World Sustainable Building Conference.(Ed.), epublication ISBN 978-84-697-1815-5 Organised by the Green Building Council Espana, October 28-30, Barcelona, Spain.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleProceedings of the World Sustainable Building Conference.en_NZ
unitec.conference.titleProceedings of the World Sustainable Building Conference. SWB14en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgGreen Building Council Espanaen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationBarcelona, Spainen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuKura tuatahimi_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuWhanake taiaomi_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaLandscape Architecture

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