A word from Dr Heba Elsharkawy, LCASP Co-ordinator
"The aim of the lectures, seminars and field trips in LCASP is not to provide a prescription to low carbon and sustainable design, however, the aim is to create a crucible of ideas that would encourage debate and generate bespoke approaches to sustainable design in the built environment. Thus, the Low Carbon Design project helped develop unique approaches to low carbon design in diverse climates and contexts with teams consisting of students from Italy, Netherlands, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, China and Tanzania. I believe it has been a valuable academic experience for both UG and PG participants."
What LCASP students thought about the programme
"The programme was an overall inspirational experience. Interacting with fellow students from across the world helped enrich my understanding of real life experience in global sustainability."
"The software workshops and lectures were beneficial in introducing new tools in environmental design"
"The lectures and seminars were intriguing, especially with the state-of-the-art concepts and case studies introduced"
"The programme was well organised to include lectures, workshops and project work, along with complementing field trips and leisure time. I wish the programme extended one more week!"
"Who would imagine that he'll know someone for 2 weeks and be so attached like we did, I'm lucky to know each one of you guys"
"I had an unforgettable experience at LCASP. I especially liked the social and cultural aspects where I made friends from many parts of the world"
"I chose LCASP because I have an interest in sustainability issues and I feel sad my country doesn't support this."
"The staff members were very supportive and helpful. It was an amazing experience that I would definitely recommend to my friends and colleagues."