Recent Publications



Robert Crocker, Keri Chiveralls (eds) Subverting Consumerism: Reuse in an Accelerated World (Routledge, forthcoming)

Robert Crocker, Christopher Saint, G. Chen and Y. Tong (Eds) Unmaking Waste: Designing the Circular Economy(Emerald, forthcoming – 2018)


Robert Crocker, ‘Unmaking Waste’, in J. Chapman (ed), The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Product Design (London: Routledge): chapter 17

Robert Crocker, ‘Reducing Waste through enabling Sustainable Consumption in the Circular Economy’, Chinese Academy of Engineering, Jieshou ‘High Level’ Forum on ‘Green Processes in Engineering’, August 2017.

Robert Crocker, 'Seeing Waste with Fresh Eyes', BEE International Conference, Tianjin University, July


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Robert Crocker, Somebody Else’s Problem: Consumerism, Sustainability and Design (Greenleaf/Routledge)

Robert Crocker, ‘Acceleration in Consumerism, Technology and Sustainability’, in G. Muratovski (ed), Consumer Culture: Selected Essays (Bristol: Intellect): chapter 9

Robert Crocker, ‘The ‘Good’ Corporation: The Uneasy Relationship Between Reputation and Responsibility’, in G. Muratovski (ed), Consumer Culture: Selected Essays (Bristol: Intellect): chapter 8


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Robert Crocker, Katharine Thornton (eds.) Unmaking Waste: Proceedings, (Adelaide, University of South Australia) available at

Robert Crocker, 2015, ‘Locating Custodial Possession in a Consumer Society’, in PLATE 2015 Conference (Product Lifetimes and the Environment) Proceedings (June 16-19, Nottingham, UK: Nottingham Trent University):pp. 81-87

Robert Crocker, ‘The Haunted Interior: Memory, Nostalgia and Identity in the Interwar Interior’, in D. Huppatz, D. Daou et al (eds), Unbounded: on the Interior and Interiority. (Sheffield: Cambridge Scholars), 2015: chapter 6.

Steffen Lehmann (ed), Low Carbon Cities: Transforming Urban Systems, (London: Routledge).


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Mabel John and Steffen Lehmann, 'Urbanization and Human Impact on Biodiversity in Water’s Edge Public Spaces – Case Studies from Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore' in H. J. Kauffman (ed.), Urbanization: Global Trends, Role of Climate Change and Effects on Biodiversity, (New York: Nova Science), pp 23-58.

Mabel John, Steffen Lehmann and Alpana Sivam, 'The Sustainable Design and Renewal of Water’s Edge Public Spaces in the Asia-Pacific Region: Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore', Journal of Sustainable Development, vol. 6, no. 8, pp. 27-51.

Steffen Lehmann and Mabel John, 'Green Urbanism, zero waste and ecological connections' in J. Byrne, J. Dodson and N. Sipe (eds.), Australian Environmental Planning (New York: Routledge).

Ehsan Sharifi and Steffen Lehmann, 'Comparative Analysis of Surface Urban Heat Island Effect in Central Sydney ', Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 23-34.

 Atiq Uz Zaman, ‘Identification of key assessment indicators of the zero waste management systems’, Ecological Indicators, Vol. 36, pp. 682-693

Ning Gu, Vishal Singh and Kerry London, 'BIM Ecosystem: The Coevolution of Products, Processes, and People' in K. Kensek, & D. Noble (Eds.), Building Information Modeling: BIM in Current and Future Practice. (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons) pp. 197-210.


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Robert Crocker and Steffen Lehmann (eds), Motivating Change: Sustainable Design and Behaviour in the Built Environment (London: Routledge).

Robert Crocker, ‘From Access to Excess: Consumerism, ‘compulsory consumption’ and behaviour change”, in Crocker, Lehmann (eds), Motivating Change, chapter 1

Robert Crocker, ‘Ethicalization and Greenwashing: Business, Sustainability and Design’ Design for Business: AGIDEAS Research, vol. 2, pp. 162-175.

Jasmine Palmer, ‘The effect of dwelling occupants on energy consumption: The case of heat waves in Australia’, in Architectural Engineering and Design Management

Jasmine Palmer,’ Transdisciplinary Charrettes: A Research Method for Sustainable Design’, in The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design

Tahmina Ahsan and Atiq Uz Zaman, ‘Household Waste Management in High-Rise Residential Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh: Users’ Perspective’, International Journal of Waste Resources, Vol. 4 Issue 1

Ehsan Sharifi and Steffen Lehmann, 'Local Measures to Mitigate the Urban Heat Island Effect in Hot and Humid Climate: Comparative Case Study of Sana’a, Bushehr and Dubai Marina', International Journal of Development and Sustainability, Vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 38-54.

Mi Jeong Kim, Mary Lou Maher, Ning Gu, 'Mobile and Pervasive Computing: The Future for Design Collaboration', in C. J. Anumba, & X. Wang (Eds.), Mobile and Pervasive Computing in Construction (Wiley-Blackwell) pp. 169-188.

Tessa Morrison, Ning Gu, and Nicholas Foulcher, 'Applying Augmented Reality to Preserving Industrial Heritage', in S. Dunn, J. P. Bowen, & K. Ng (Eds.), EVA London 2012: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts. (BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT) pp. 192-198.


For more publications please see:

Professor Christopher Saint

Dr Robert Crocker

Professor Ning Gu

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