What is Green Leap?
Green Leap is a research group in design and sustainable development established at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. The goal of Green Leap is to act as a catalyst for change by involving design in sustainable development.
The general research approach of Green Leap is to use design methods to create prototypes for a sustainable future. These prototypes or scenarios is directed towards interested parties in order to receive feedback, start discussions, increase reliability and encourage sustainable innovation.
Green Leap's projects are run in cross-disciplinary teams. The teams include researchers in sustainability, in future studies and in design as well as design practitioners from partner design offices. The research projects covers areas such as sustainable transport, energy, lifestyles and how to encourage sustainable behaviour in the built environment.
The initiative is supported by the Swedish Energy Agency that has realised that changed attitudes and behaviour is one of the keys to a sustainable future.
Green Leap is a part of the
Centre for Sustainable Communication (CESC) and work together with the whole of KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Green Leap have mainly collaborated with the School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), the School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), and the School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM).