Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design

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Ecotone Publishing, 2007 - Architecture - 233 pages
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Annotation Exploring a variety of topics ranging from communities to buildings to product design, the book explains, for the first time, how the sustainable design field is influenced by women and women's ways of working. In addition to gathering input from a cross-section of individuals involved in environmental and sustainability issues, the authors surveyed a broad range of literature, reviewed a number of studies and compared statistics from various organizations. What they discovered is a real need in all of us to find more balanced ways of working and living. Women in Green explains the often overlooked roles women have played as key catalysts in sustainability. The book will help women and men understand the limitations of business as usual and suggest different approaches to solving today's complex problems. The partnership of Gould and Hosey, both leaders in the sustainable design movement, reflects the views and lessons of the book, which emphasizes community and collaboration.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
6
Who was Rachel Carson?
19
Who was Jane Jacobs?
25
What is sustainability?
33
What is sustainable design?
47
What is community?
57
How do we live on the land?
67
What are health and wellbeing?
77
How do we measure progress?
109
How do we work together?
119
How do we learn?
129
What Stories do we tell?
139
How do we love more?
149
Finding Home
157
Projects
171
People
197

What are comfort and delight?
87
How do we innovate?
97

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Lance Hosey is a Director with William McDonough + Partners.

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