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Information to enhance and create ‘environments’ with short and long term generational goals that benefit and strengthen the human-nature interdependence. I call it the human element.
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Adapting Older Architecture to New Purposes Is Green, Too - Historic Preservation, Sustainability, Adaptive Reuse - Architect Magazine

Adapting Older Architecture to New Purposes Is Green, Too - Historic Preservation, Sustainability, Adaptive Reuse - Architect Magazine | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Sustainability in architecture isn't just about new construction. The preservation and reuse of existing buildings will play an increasingly imortant role, too.

 

A 2005 Brookings Institution report predicted that by 2030, half of the buildings in the U.S. will have been constructed after 2000. Think of it: The volume of construction in the first few decades of this century will match the entire remains of the previous two centuries. For green building advocates, this revelation highlights the urgent need to improve the quality of new construction. But what of the old?

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Wicked Problems: Problems Worth Solving (SSIR)

Wicked Problems: Problems Worth Solving (SSIR) | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

A wicked problem is a social or cultural problem that is difficult or impossible to solve for as many as four reasons: incomplete or contradictory knowledge, the number of people and opinions involved, the large economic burden, and the interconnected nature of these problems with other problems. Poverty is linked with education, nutrition with poverty, the economy with nutrition, and so on. These problems are typically offloaded to policy makers, or are written off as being too cumbersome to handle en masse. Yet these are the problems—poverty, sustainability, equality, and health and wellness—that plague our cities and our world and that touch each and every one of us.

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