New publication: Designing More Resilient Arctic Communities: Change Means Chance
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Luthe, T. 2018. Designing More Resilient Arctic Communities: Change Means Chance. In: The Circle 2/2018. WWF Arctic Program. “Melting glaciers, thinning sea ice, traditional subsistence hunters looking for new ways to survive: changes in nature and ways of life seem to be … Read More

Speaker at International Sustainability Transitions (IST2018) Conference
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9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference Conference dates: 12 – 14 June 2018 Venue: The University of Manchester Reconfiguring Consumption and Production Systems I will be speaking at two sessions at the IST2018 in Manchester: 1- Dialogue session (panelist) titled “Beyond the … Read More

Invited speaker at the 10th UN World Mountain Tourism Congress: the MonViso Institute
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Speaking in the track on knowledge Management and Capacity Building: Keys to Success. “The MonViso Institute as a Hub for Research, Education and Entrepreneurship in Sustainability Transitions and Systemic Design”. View the speech here on YouTube (23min): https://youtu.be/fzW-zqdGTEE

Invited keynote speaker: Austrian Climate Day 2018
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Der 19. Österreichische Klimatag findet von Montag, 23. bis Mittwoch, 25. April 2018 an der Universität Salzburg statt Opening Keynotes am 24.April Tobias Luthe – Professor, Nachhaltiges Engineering und systemisches Design, ETH Zürich Micha Croci-Maspoli – Leiter der Abteilung Klima, MeteoSwiss Astrid … Read More

Podium speaker @ Eco Design Talk, Salzburg, Austria
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MISSION:SUSTAINABLE Mehrwert durch Nachhaltigkeit. ​ Am 17. Mai 2018 geht in der Panzerhalle in Salzburg der erste ECO DESIGN TALK über die Bühne. Pioniere wie Mag. Reinhard Kepplinger (Grüne Erde), Dr. Tobias Luthe (CEO Grown Skis, ISPO Eco Achievement Award 2018), Dr. Bernhard Rothbucher (synowaytion), Dr. Michael … Read More

ISPO awards for eco achievement: the first 100% hemp fiber ski
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As part of a teaching course for engineering students in systemic design at ETH Zurich, the newly developed Grown hemp ski “MonViso edition” won two ISPO Munich awards both for eco achievement and in the category tourism/freeride skis. The first ski … Read More

New publication: The Resilience of Snow Sports: From Vision to Transformation.
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Abstract Snow sports are a fascination that succumbs to those who have already experienced the unique, multi-dimensional pleasure of gliding in snow. Several thousand years of ski tradition have led to a mass winter tourism industry that peaked with the … Read More

Transdisciplinarity conference @ Leuphana University – talk and poster
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At the International Transdisciplinarity conference, held in September ’17 at Leuphana University, Germany, co-organized by the Swiss td-net, I contributed with one talk entitled “Success in transdisciplinary sustainability research“, and with one poster on the transdisciplinary design and development of … Read More

Invited talk @ Swiss Polar Institute conference
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The theme of the conference is “Globalizing Polar Issues – High altitudes meet high latitudes”. I contributed with a talk entitled “Cooperation, circular economy and tourism: Building resilience of Arctic and Alpine communities. Implications for development through tourism.”    

New publication: Resource-Sensitive Design in Engineering – Building Eco Skis
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As part of the EDAC group of ETH Zurich, I am lead author of a paper on an experiential didactic approach to teach systemic design for sustainability by building eco-friendly skis. Our paper is published in the peer-reviewed proceedings of … Read More

Speaking @ STHLM Resilience 2017
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I am excited to contribute with two speed talks and following intense discussions to the Resilience 2017 conference in Stockholm. My talks will be about resilience and systemic design in mountain environments based on collaborative work at and with the … Read More

New poster publication: International Sustainability Transitions conference
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Poster presentation at the International Sustainability Transition Conference in Gothenborg, Sweden, IST 2017.   Topic: The Revival of Resilient Mountain Communities. What constitutes a new model of Alpine Urbanism? The successful transition of Ostana, Piedmont, Italy. This is based on … Read More

New poster publication: ETH education on Systemic Design for Sustainability
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Coming up at the OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen, June 2017, on the GreenroomVoice booth: presenting students’ work from my ETH Zürich BSc/MSc Engineering/Architecture elective course on Systemic Desing for Sustainability. What are students’ learnings in attempting to design more sustainably, merging … Read More

A vision for an alternative economic model in mountain regions
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The recent edition of Greenpeace Magazin is a special issue on the Alps – named “Die Zauberberge“. This magazine provides a facet of alternative views on the diversity of nature and culture in the European Alps beyond mass tourism and … Read More

New Publication: Success in Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research
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The complexity of sustainable development and societal transitions require both analytical understandings of how coupled human-environment systems function and transdisciplinary science-to-practice approaches. The academic discourse has advanced in developing a framework for defining success in transdisciplinary research (TDR). Further empirical … Read More

New publication: What is our understanding of sustainability?
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October 21, 2016 Building Common Ground in Mental Models of Sustainability Tobias Luthe and Michael von Kutzschenbach Sustainability: The Journal of Record.October 2016, Vol. 9, No. 5: 247-254 Abstract Sustainability has become a leading societal concept of our time, though … Read More

New publication: Innovative Education on Sustainable Development
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Tobias Luthe and Ivan Nikitin (in German) Spätestens mit der Verabschiedung der 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) durch die Vereinten Nationen (UN) im Herbst 2015 ist es amtlich, welche konkreten Ziele mit nachhaltiger Entwicklung erreicht werden sollen. Eine Bildung für … Read More