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The Green Imperative

Author : Victor J. Papanek
ISBN : 0500278466
Genre : Design
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In this book Papanek looks at the exciting possibilities for the future if architecture and design were to become environmentally and socially responsible. He shows how people can contribute to the well-being of the planet through awareness of design.
Category: Design

The Green Imperative

Author : Lorna Howarth
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132240792
Genre : Environmentalism
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To celebrate forty years of publishing Resurgence the magazine at the heart of earth, art and spirit and forty years of the environmental movement, authors and contributors to the magazine were asked to reflect on the changes wrought during this period and the challenges humanity faces in the next forty years. In an inspiring collection that is both nostalgic and startlingly frank, many of the original thinkers and activists of our time discuss the state were in and how to get out of it. Contributors include Deepak Chopra (I knew everything about medicine and almost nothing about healing); Richard Heinberg (There is a simple formula to avoid economic collapse: reduce oil consumption by 3% per year); James Lovelock (Through our intelligence and communication networks, human beings are the nervous system of the planet); and Anita Roddick (Corporations must shift their energy into making the world cleaner and fairer). With an Introduction by Annie Lennox and a message of support from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, this compendium sets the agenda for the future. Other contributors include Jonathon Porritt, Caroline Lucas, Tim Smit, Richard Mabey, Geoff Mulgan, Michael Meacher, Alan Simpson, Jerry Mander, John Elkington, Vandana Shiva, Fritjof Capra and Scilla Elworthy.
Category: Environmentalism

Smart Architecture

Author : Ed van Hinte
ISBN : 9064504903
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 47.68 MB
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Category: Architecture

Design For The Real World

Author : Victor J. Papanek
ISBN : UCAL:B5128031
Genre : Human engineering
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Category: Human engineering

Environmental Issues In The Curricula Of International Business

Author : Alma T. Mintu-Wimsatt
ISBN : 1560244674
Genre : Business & Economics
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If today's business schools are to fulfill their obligation to produce the managers of the future, academic training has to include environmental awareness. This book provides a better understanding of the dramatic implications that environmental concerns are having on the practice of business and on the teaching of business practices. It creates and enhances environmental awareness, fostering creative thinking in a manner consistent with the objectives of business schools. Environmental Issues in the Curricula of International Business discusses the necessity and criticality of environmental awareness to business practices in the 1990s and beyond, drawing a link between this information and its application to business curricula. Chapters discuss the many implications of the Green movement and increased environmental concerns on international business and how this affects the obligations of business educators. Additional chapters focus on environmental ethics and responsibilities. Some specific topics covered include: the effects of the green challenge to business schools in the light of the environmental needs of business organizations the impact of an ecological approach to the development of a sustainable economy a description of six potential avenues for academic business involvement in environmental business teaching, research, and service curriculum development incorporating the theme of environmental ethics in international business education a contrasting look at two models for including environmental ethics in the international business curricula This groundbreaking book emphasizes the responsibilities of educators and researchers for the inclusion of environmental consciousness in the present curriculum in business schools. Marketing and management academics, professionals specializing in the environment and ethics, and business school deans and university presidents will find this book a vital tool for incorporating environmental concerns into their curricula.
Category: Business & Economics

The Routledge Companion To Design Studies

Author : Penny Sparke
ISBN : 9781317203292
Genre : Design
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Since the 1990s, in response to dramatic transformations in the worlds of technology and the economy, design - a once relatively definable discipline, complete with a set of sub-disciplines - has become unrecognizable. Consequently, design scholars have begun to address new issues, themes and sub-disciplines such as: sustainable design, design for well-being, empathic design, design activism, design anthropology, and many more. The Routledge Companion to Design Studies charts this new expanded spectrum and embraces the wide range of scholarship relating to design - theoretical, practice-related and historical - that has emerged over the last four decades. Comprised of forty-three newly-commissioned essays, the Companion is organized into the following six sections: Defining Design: Discipline, Process Defining Design: Objects, Spaces Designing Identities: Gender, Sexuality, Age, Nation Designing Society: Empathy, Responsibility, Consumption, the Everyday Design and Politics: Activism, Intervention, Regulation Designing the World: Globalization, Transnationalism, Translation Contributors include both established and emerging scholars and the essays offer an international scope, covering work emanating from, and relating to, design in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia and Africa. This comprehensive collection makes an original and significant contribution to the field of Design Studies.
Category: Design

Designers Visionaries And Other Stories

Author : Jonathan Chapman
ISBN : 9781849770965
Genre : Architecture
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Designers, Visionaries and Other Stories unpacks the complex and crucial debates surrounding sustainable design to deliver a compelling manifesto for change, at a time of looming ecological crisis, mounting environmental legislation and limited progress. This is a book about sustainable design, by the leading sustainable design thinkers, for creative practitioners, professionals, students and academics. This challenging work provides the reader with a rich resource of future visions, critical propositions, creative ideas and design strategies for working towards a sustainable tomorrow, today. The authors boldly present alternative understandings of sustainable design, to curate a challenging, sometimes uncomfortable and always provocative, collection of essays by some of the worlds leading sustainable design thinkers. The result is an impacting and polemical anthology that reinvigorates the culture of critique that, in previous years, has empowered design with the qualities of social, environmental and economic revolution.
Category: Architecture

The Green Roof Manual

Author : Edmund C. Snodgrass
ISBN : 9781604690491
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 20.89 MB
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Green roofs -- the ultimate in sustainable building practices -- continue to generate enormous interest and enthusiasm among architects, landscape designers, and urban planners. Increasingly strict stormwater regulations and the appeal of LEED-related projects have also boosted the popularity and desirability of green roofs. Those who want to build green roofs, however, have few resources to guide them. Until now, no book has taken a comprehensive look at how to effectively adapt green-roof technology to the variable and extreme North American climate, and how to design projects that will function and endure as successfully as those in Germany, Switzerland, and other European countries. This book fills the gap by providing an overview of practices and techniques that have been effective in North America. The authors offer options regarding structure, function, horticulture, and logistics, as well as surveys of actual projects and analyses of why they have or haven't succeeded. Approachable and reader-friendly, the manual clearly explains how these complex systems function and how to plan and carry out projects successfully from concept through construction and maintenance. Ideally suited to professionals (including architects, landscape architects, engineers, and designers) and their clients, it brings together key lessons from leaders in the field. Numerous photographs highlight the range of design possibilities and show green roofs both during construction and at various stages of maturity. At last, those seeking basic information about how to design and build green roofs have a concise, authoritative guide to this exciting new technology.
Category: Architecture

Designing The Green Economy

Author : Brian Milani
ISBN : 9780742576759
Genre : Social Science
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Designing the Green Economy explores realistically, and in detail, the worldOs enormous potential for human and ecological regeneration. It also explains why this potential has been suppressed or distorted by industrial institutions_thus creating economic crisis, growing inequality, and environmental destruction. The first half of the book looks at the challenge ecological change has represented to capitalism, as well as capitalismOs repressive response: the waste economy, as expressed in postwar Fordist capitalism and current trends toward a globalized economy. But today Othe great divideO between waste and green economies can be narrowed by emerging legal, institutional, and market approaches to production and environmentalism. In Part II, Milani explores the practical and theoretical implications of fully unleashing these new productive forces to create community-based ecological economies. Milani argues that neither sustainability, social justice nor economic stability can be secured without comprehensive redesign of the economy along ecological principles. It looks at key sectors of the economy_including manufacturing, energy, and money and finance_to illustrate how this redesign can, and is, taking place through both incremental grassroots initiatives and transformative politics.
Category: Social Science