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Designed for the Future

Designed for the Future

80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World

Edited by Jared Green


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In Designed for the Future, author Jared Green asks eighty of today's most innovative architects, urban planners, landscape architects, journalists, artists, and environmental leaders the same question: what gives you the hope that a sustainable future is possible? Their imaginative answers---covering everything from the cooling strategies employed at Cambodia's ancient temple city of Angkor Wat to the use of cutting-edge eco-friendly mushroom board as a replacement for Styrofoam---show the way to our future success on earth and begin a much-needed dialogue about what we can realistically accomplish in the decades ahead.

Features an international roster of leading design thinkers including:

Biomimicry pioneer Janine Benyus

Curator Barry Bergdoll

Educator and author Alan Berger

Environmentalist and author Lester Brown

Architect Rick Cook

Urban Planner Paul Farmer

Critic Christopher Hume

Architect Bjarke Ingels

Landscape designer Mia Lehrer

Architect Rob Rogers

Critic Inga Saffron

Artist Janet Echelman

Environmentalist Jemma Green

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Format: Paperback
Publication: April 2015
ISBN: 9781616893002
Jared Green writes about cities and design for numerous publications. He is Senior Communications Manager, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and is editor of the organization's blog The Dirt.