Diffusion of Innovations for a sustainable built environment

7.5 credits

The development of a more sustainable built environment requires a wide-spread use of resource-efficient innovations. In order to design effective intervention measures, it is important to understand the process by which innovations are developed and spread in the society, and what affects potential users' decisions. This course includes various theories on diffusion of innovations and their applications to the built environment.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.