About CSFS

Overview:

The increasing recognition and augmenting awareness of sustainable development and future studies in Egypt and worldwide and as a result of the outstanding success of the First International Conference on Sustainability and the Future which was held at the BUE between 23-25 November 2010, The Centre of Sustainability and Future Studies as a Research and Development (R&D) Centre has emerged as an important part of the BUE’s efforts to address future sustainability in terms of environmental, economic, and social challenges through the engagement of students, academic staff and researchers. The CSFS is envisioned to propose a suit of creative comprehensive solutions that tackle the future from a sustainable point of view.

Mission:

The establishment of the Centre of Sustainability and Future Studies (CSFS) as a Research and Development (R&D) centre to achieve the recommendations of the conference, adopting new ideas, innovative solutions and fruitful discussions relating to sustainability issues towards serving the university and the Egyptian community at all levels. (CSFS) facilitates discussion and research on eco-design and environmental, economic, ethical and social considerations for the future. This is achieved through training and education, research, seminars, workshops, conferences, consultancy and publications. The Centre also acts as a data bank focusing on innovative thinking and sustainable strategies.

Areas:

The Sustainability and Future Studies Centre focuses its efforts in establishing a data bank for innovative and visionary ideas. It also supports future studies in different fields such as urban development and future architecture. In addition, it implements GIS in documentation and decision support. The centre will consist of three units:

a)      Innovation, creativity and bank of ideas unit.

b)     Research and scientific studies unit

c)      International cooperation GIS and Decision support unit

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