DOI link for Sustainable Design
Sustainable Design book
Tackling climate change will require a disruptive, radical rethink of how we design places, with this chapter investigating key emerging trends in sustainable design. These responses all argue for moving beyond reducing the environmental impact of a building, product or place to actively putting back more than is taken during the construction and operation. Drawing on examples from London, Pittsburgh, Oslo, Adelaide and Vancouver, we illustrate how the process of designing for restorative and regenerative sustainability means adopting a triple bottom line, systems-thinking, and circular design perspective, grounded in biomimicry, cradle-to-cradle, and a broader social impact perspective. Design, through relevant evidence and theory, can be a powerful force for positive action on climate change.