Recorded: April 17, 2006
Does “green architecture,” as currently conceived, go far enough? The League’s Architecture and Environment lecture series presented big-picture views of architecture in the context of man’s relationship to nature, and within a reframed understanding of the role of natural capital in economic success and failure. Writer Bill McKibben (The End of Nature) discussed how climate change and peak oil may shift our idea of what constitutes a desirable and workable city. Focusing on possibilities generated by emerging local economies, McKibben discussed examples from around the world, including Curitiba, Brazil, Reykjavik, Iceland, and China, as well as the United States.
Source by The Architectural League