Habitat III – Designing a sustainable future, in 80 ideas leverages lessons from the Aga Khan Award for Architecture laureate

As approval of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) nears next month, much of the global conversation about what’s being called the Post-2015 Development Agenda has shifted to implementation. How will the world meet its ambitious goals and targets to make for a more sustainable planet — not to mention bring about an end to poverty — by 2030?

Citiscope - Designing a sustainable future, in 80 ideas from todayA new book, Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World (Princeton Architectural Press), indexes a cross-section of viewpoints by landscape architects, urban designers, planners, critics and curators.

Designed for the Future - 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World - Jared GreenThe book is the brainchild of Jared Green, who edits The Dirt, the blog of the American Society of Landscape Architects. His work has exposed him to a global array of innovative buildings, parks, plans, public art and landscape restoration. He decided to build on this experience by pointedly asking 80 experts in the field to pick one example or idea that gives them hope for the future. Each response forms a short entry in this new book, which is largely devoid of jargon and is accessible to a wide audience.

There are too many pie-in-the-sky visions of what could be, … I was really looking for replicable, scalable ideas.

– Jared Green, American Society of Landscape Architects

Designed for the Future - A primary school in Gando, Burkina Faso, won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for its cost-efficient use of local materialsThe Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore, for instance, shows how a hospital can be a community center. Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters stormwater-management plan offers improved environmental outcomes with increased public space. A primary school in Gando, Burkina Faso, won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for its cost-efficient use of local materials.

August 25, 2015    By Greg Scruggs

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