This is a presentation of a paper that presents a case study about a well succeeded initiative that works as a plat-form for promoting sustainable practice in the design field. Concerning the needs of a designer related to sustainable issues, this study presents an analysis of the interna-tional network called "the Hub" and on how its characteristics can promote favorable conditions to the practice of sustainable design. In order to show the advantages and the possibilities, a case study on design offices's experiences will be presented. Finally, a replication model will be proposed.
Chiara E, Rego M. The Hub: A platform for sustainability practice. In: Ceschin F, Vezzoli C, Zhang J, eds. LeNS Conference. Sustainability and Design NOW!Vol II. Bangalore: Greenleaf Publishing Limited; 2010:1432-1440. Available at: www.lens.polimi.it