Treat sustainability education as important as reading, writing and arithmetic

If everyone understood the root causes of all environmental problems, we could do the opposite - we can stop causing these problems in the first place. The RoundView provides a set of positive guidelines for how to redesign our systems sustainably. With this accessible, science-based framework for sustainability learning and communication, we can find creative solutions together.

Now is the time to...

  • build a systems view of sustainability into the school curriculum (primary and secondary);
  • include systemic sustainability evaluation in all major publicly funded projects;
  • support all public sector workers and civil servants to make better decisions through understanding the systemic problems and opportunities of sustainability.
  • get in touch if you are interested in investing in the next stage of developing or trialling the RoundView.
Dr Joanne Tippett, Planning, Property and Environmental Management

Dr Joanne Tippett

Dr Tippett, Senior Lecturer at The University of Manchester's School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED), focuses her research on envisioning a sustainable future and fostering effective collaboration for systemic change. Awarded a British Academy Innovation Fellowship in 2023, she collaborates with the UK National Commission for UNESCO to develop novel methods for activating the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Through her pioneering work on the award-winning RoundView framework, she creates sustainability learning initiatives, notably in the £3.2 million Carbon Landscape restoration project.

View academic profile

Find out more

Join the conversation 

Related research

  • Find out more about Creative Manchester, which develops and sustains interdisciplinary research communities across the University and promotes creativity as a practice across three themes: Creative Industries and Innovation, Creativity, Health and Wellbeing, and Creative and Civic Futures
  • Explore the Sustainable Futures platform to find out more about how the University is bringing together internationally leading research communities to create truly sustainable solutions to urgent environmental challenges 
  • Learn more about the University's policy engagement institute, Policy@Manchester, which connects researchers with policymakers and influencers, nurtures long-term policy engagement relationships, and seeks to enhance stakeholder understanding of pressing policy challenges
  • Discover Digital Futures, a highly interdisciplinary network that operates across the whole range of the University’s digital research, providing a strategic response to the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital revolution
  • Learn more about The University of Manchester’s global inequalities research; advancing our understanding of the world in which we live and addressing inequalities to improve lives
  • Find out how the University’s research is at the forefront of the energy transition to ensure a just and prosperous future

Read more about research in the Planning, Property and Environmental Management at The University of Manchester.