What is relatively certain about human-induced climate change and its present and future effects? To what extent does the making and use of the built environment contribute to climate change, species extinction, and other environmental degradation? What would it take to lessen this degradation, and how much could it be lessened? It is too late to make a significant difference? What role can and should design and planning have in sustaining nature as we have known it? How effective is existing “green design” in architecture and landscape architecture? How can effective green design become the norm in the making of the built environment? Scientists and designers address these and related questions here.
18: Building Nature’s Ruin?: Realities, Illusions, and Efficacy of Nature-Sustaining Design S/S 2003
Table of Contents
Green World, Gray Heart?: The Promise and the Reality of Landscape Architecture in Sustaining Nature
A Post-Apocalyptic View of Ecology and Design: Thirteen Recent Books
Better Angels of Our Nature: Ecological Design and Organizational Learning
Energy, Body, Building: Rethinking Sustainable Design Solutions
Everything is Architecture
Invitation to the Dance: Sustainability and the Expanded Realm of Design
Learning from the Bidonville
Vulnerable Inside The Happy Crowd
What Can We Do?
Between Eminence and Notoriety: Four Decades of Radical Urban Planning by Chester Hartman
Surface Architecture by David Leatherbarrow and Mohsen Mostafavi
Uncommon Ground: Architecture, Technology, and Topography by David Leatherbarrow