ABSTRACT

This book offers practical and theoretical tools for more effective sustainable design solutions and for communicating sustainable design ideas to today's diverse stakeholders. It uses Integral Theory to make sense of the many competing ideas in this area and offers a powerful conceptual framework for sustainable designers through the four main perspectives of: Behaviours, Systems, Experiences and Cultures. It also uses human developmental theory to reframe sustainable design across four levels of complexity present in society: the Traditional, Modern, Postmodern, and Integral waves. Profuse with illustrations and examples, the book offers many conceptual tools including: - Twelve Principles of Integral Sustainable Design - Sixteen Prospects of Sustainable Design - Six Perceptual Shifts for Ecological Design Thinking - Five Levels of Sustainable Design Aesthetics - Ten Injunctions for Designing Connections to Nature

part |2 pages

Part I The Four Perspectives Of Integral Sustainable Design: Touching All the Bases of the Sustainable Design World

chapter |8 pages

Introduction

chapter |3 pages

Part I Conclusion

part |2 pages

Part II Levels of Complexity in Sustainable Design: The Four Contemporary Structures

chapter |5 pages

Introduction

chapter 7|13 pages

A Developmental View of Design History

chapter 8|7 pages

Design Awareness: The Six Essential Lines

chapter 9|5 pages

The 16 Prospects of Sustainable Design

chapter |4 pages

Part II Conclusion

part |2 pages

Part III Ecological Design Thinking: The Six Perceptual Shifts

part |2 pages

Part IV Designing Relationships to Nature: Metaphors and Injunctions for Deep Connections

chapter |4 pages

Introduction

chapter 19|29 pages

The Nature of Nature from Five Levels

chapter 21|12 pages

Designing in Relationship to Modern Nature

chapter 23|18 pages

Designing in Relationship to Integral Nature

chapter |6 pages

Part IV Conclusion

chapter |12 pages

Conclusion

chapter |8 pages

Appendix

chapter |12 pages

Bibliography

chapter |5 pages

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