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Beyond Sustainability: Architecture for the Future

Veale, Jonathan (2012) Beyond Sustainability: Architecture for the Future. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Veale, Jonathan

The future is hopeful, optimistic, courageous, and home to unbound possibilities. From this overly bright perspective, this paper describes the exploration of the uncertain future of sustainable architecture in the context of complex-adaptive systems. Applying the main currents of thought around foresight, systems-thinking and sustainability, the paper contemplates how futures-thinking might describe the future of sustainable architecture and recommends strategies and tactics. This design research highlights some critical uncertainties that could define the future of sustainable architecture. The paper explores these questions and describes six Key Design Tensions affecting the future of architecture. Afterwards, the paper offers innovation Strategies to Navigate Sustainable Architecture, these strategies fit well regardless of how the Key Design Tensions unfold.

Date: December 2012
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable architecture, literacy, sustainability, complex architecture, systems-thinking, strategic foresight
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2014 22:57
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2021 09:00
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/137

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