Recently there has been a plethora of work published on the topic of sustainability, much of which is purely theoretical or technical in its approach. More often than not these books fail to introduce readers to the larger challenge of what thinking sustainably might entail.

Combining a series of well know authors in contemporary philosophy with established practitioners of sustainable design, this book develops a coherent theoretical framework for how theories of sustainability might engage with the growing practice of design. This book:

  • brings together new and emerging perspectives on sustainability
  • provides cohesive and jargon-free reading
  • articulates the specificity of both theory and practice, to develop a symbiotic relationship which allows the reader to understand what thinking sustainably entails

This volume describes a variety of new ways to approach sustainable design and it equips the next generation of designers with necessary conceptual tools for thinking sustainably.

part |2 pages

Part I Principles

chapter 1|3 pages

Letter to the Profession of Architecture

ByTeddy Cruz

chapter 2|7 pages

Art, Politics, and Climate Change

ByAdrian Parr

chapter 3|7 pages

Interview with Janet Laurence on Public Art and Ecology

ByAdrian Parr

chapter 4|15 pages

The Brunel Lecture

ByPeter Head

part |2 pages

Part II Ecologies

part |2 pages

Part III Resiliences

part |2 pages

Part IV Techniques

chapter 14|12 pages

Technique Is the Architecture of Sustainability

ByKiel Moe

chapter 15|6 pages

How Is LEED Faring after Five Years in Use?

ByNancy B. Solomon

chapter 16|11 pages

LEED after Ten Years

ByMichael Zaretsky

chapter 17|5 pages

Interview with Christof Jantzen of Behnisch Architekten

ByMichael Zaretsky

chapter 18|12 pages

Reinventing the Wheels

ByAmory B. Lovins

part |2 pages

Part V Concepts

chapter 19|8 pages

The Sustainability of Concepts: Knowledge and Human Interests

ByClaire Colebrook

chapter 20|13 pages

Undoing the Subject: Deleuze and the Makings of a Sustainable Life

ByJeffrey A. Bell

chapter 21|14 pages

Cultural Symbolizations of a Sustainable Future

ByRoland Faber