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CRITIQUE REAd By LINdA A. IRVINE WE CAN'T GIvE UP YET! 1 book info: Designed for the Future 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World Jared Green, Editor Princeton Architectural Press New York, 2015 176 pages ISBN-10: 1616893001 ISBN-13: 978-1616893002 "We are both the cause of our problems and the solution to them. We have the answers." ...JAREd GREEN 1 BEddINGTON ZERO ENERGy dEVELOPMENT (BEdZEd), LONdON. CREdIT: TOM CHANCE, CREATIVE COMMONS, CROPPEd, HTTPS://CREATIVECOMMONS. ORG/LICENSES/By-SA/2.0/ 2 LES ANNEAUX By dANIEL BUREN, CONTEMPORARy ARTWORK AT ESTUAIRE ART BIENNALE, NANTES ANd SAINT-NAZAIRE, FRANCE. CREdIT: JEAN-PIERRE dALBÉRA, CREATIVE COMMONS, CROPPEd, HTTPS:// CREATIVECOMMONS.ORG/LICENSES/By/2.0/ 58 LANDSCAPES PAYSAGES EN_ IN 1972, A BOOk entitled Limits to Growth created an international sensation by modelling 12 world development scenarios that showed different possible outcomes based on population growth and natural resource use and the resulting "limits to growth" that would be required if we were to live sustainably, and comfortably within the planet's carrying capacity. Now more than 40 years later, the authors have concluded that humanity has squandered the opportunity to correct our current course, and that change is essential if the world is to avoid the serious consequences of exceeding the planet's material, resource and energy limits, including its capacity to absorb pollution and waste. Worldwide, we are either in denial or engage in quick technical or economic fixes that do not eliminate the root causes of our unsustainable lifestyles. We must go beyond simply reducing, reusing and recycling to initiating meaningful social, economic and structural changes to significantly reduce our human ecological footprint. What would the world look like if we lived in ways that reduced our ecological footprint? How would we be living? Would our cities and landscapes be 'unimaginably different' from the ones in which most people live now? Jared Green has written a small but inspirational book that provides real, tangible examples of how we can move forward towards a more positive, sustainable future. Green is the noted author of "The Dirt," a weekly blog sponsored by the American Society of Landscape Architects. WHAT STORIES WOULD WE TELL? Green invited over 70 contributors from around the world (architects, landscape architects, urban planners, academics, policy makers and artists) to share their ideas about current projects and initiatives that might inspire us and give us hope that a sustainable future is possible. More interestingly, he asked that contributors highlight the work of others, rather than their own work, so that the selected examples are focused on the we rather than the me. As Green says "We are both the cause of our problems and the solution to 2 http://www.CREATIVECOMMONS.ORG/LICENSES/By/2.0/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Summer 2016

To Begin With
Our Writers
Spotlight on Schools
2020 Vision: 3 University Landscapes
Active Praxis, Hybrid Practice
Entangled With the Real World: Experiential Learning
Round Table
Les Jardins De MéTis: A New Landscape Lab Emerges
Vivarium: A Sky Condo
Getting Digitally Dirty: Improvisational Bricolage in the FABlab
Designing Play
A Smile on the Lips
How to Present a Successful Webinar
The Last Word

Landscapes - Summer 2016