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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

Design For The Real World

Author : Victor J. Papanek
ISBN : UCAL:B5128031
Genre : Human engineering
File Size : 25.35 MB
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Category: Human engineering

The Green Imperative

Author : Lorna Howarth
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132240792
Genre : Environmentalism
File Size : 44.75 MB
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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
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Category: Architecture

The Shape Of Green

Author : Lance Hosey
ISBN : 9781610912143
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 34.89 MB
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Does going green change the face of design or only its content? The first book to outline principles for the aesthetics of sustainable design, The Shape of Green argues that beauty is inherent to sustainability, for how things look and feel is as important as how they’re made. In addition to examining what makes something attractive or emotionally pleasing, Hosey connects these questions with practical design challenges. Can the shape of a car make it more aerodynamic and more attractive at the same time? Could buildings be constructed of porous materials that simultaneously clean the air and soothe the skin? Can cities become verdant, productive landscapes instead of wastelands of concrete? Drawing from a wealth of scientific research, Hosey demonstrates that form and image can enhance conservation, comfort, and community at every scale of design, from products to buildings to cities. Fully embracing the principles of ecology could revolutionize every aspect of design, in substance and in style. Aesthetic attraction isn’t a superficial concern — it’s an environmental imperative. Beauty could save the planet.
Category: Architecture

The Routledge Companion To Design Studies

Author : Penny Sparke
ISBN : 9781317203292
Genre : Social Science
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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: Social Science

Green Project Management

Author : Richard Maltzman
ISBN : 9781466554085
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 78.11 MB
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Winner of PMI’s 2011 David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award Detailing cutting-edge green techniques and methods, this book teaches project managers how to maximize resources and get the most out of limited budgets. It supplies proven techniques and best practices in green project management, including risk and opportunity assessments. With illustrative case studies and insights from acknowledged leaders in green project management, the text: Explains how to tap into green incentives, including grants, rebates, and tax credits Includes case studies that illustrate how to integrate green techniques and methods to generate cost savings and maximize resources Provides green techniques that take little time to implement, can benefit all types of projects, and can generate immediate savings to your project’s bottom line Praise for: A first-of-its-kind book ... a must-read for senior executives as well as project managers. —Harold Kerzner, Ph.D., Senior Executive Director for Project Management at The International Institute for Learning ... an impressive piece of work. —Jean Binder, PMP, MBA, award-winning author (David I. Cleland Literature Award, 2008) This important book defines the green field and sets out the steps for those who want to be ahead of the crowd... —Dr. David Hillson, PMP, FAPM, FIRM, MCMI, Director of Risk Doctor & Partners ... an incredible call to arms to increase your project greenality for a better world, or a bigger pay check, if you’re still cynical on this topic. —Bas de Baar, ProjectShrink.com ... an excellent job of making the reader aware of how much influence a single project manager, let alone an entire discipline, can have on improving our environment. —Professor Schwalbe, Department of Business Administration, Augsburg College
Category: Business & Economics

The Three Secrets Of Green Business

Author : Gareth Kane
ISBN : 9781844078738
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 68.88 MB
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In this short, readable and practical ‘how-to’ guide,leading green business expert and consultant Gareth Kane revealseverything you need to know about making your business green whileincreasing profits. He reveals hundreds of handy hints and tips forgoing green, easy actions any business can take now to cut waste, bigchanges to revolutionize your business processes, products and businessmodels, and green success stories from business of all types and sizes.The Three Secrets of Green Business isa highly accessible, practical guide to those who want tointroduce sustainability into their business or organization quicklyand effectively.
Category: Business & Economics

The Handbook Of Interior Architecture And Design

Author : Graeme Brooker
ISBN : 9781472539045
Genre : Design
File Size : 48.11 MB
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The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.
Category: Design