chapter  2
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Rethinking Design Methodology for Sustainable Social Quality

WithAlexander Tzonis

Concern with social quality was not alien to architectural movements of the past and certainly not to either “Design Methods”

or “Critical Theory.” What is unique about the current design movement (which we might call Social Sustainability) is (a) its pragmatic outlook and its concern with tangible environmental results, and (b) its apprehension about social quality of our buildings and cities in the long run.