第1回 Introduction - Innovation, Sustainability and the world we are building
Why do we need to rethink the way cities and buildings are made?
Rachel Carson, QWERTY, and the evolution of a problem.
第2回 Energy Use and resources - the limits of what we have
The importance of energy and other resources in the pursuit of sustainability. Introduction to the challenges of vulnerability and resiliency-building in the built environment.
第3回 Thinking about the City
Considers the origins of urban form, from the industrial revolution to the present, and looks to the ways cities are changing under contemporary pressures.
第4回 Thinking about Architecture
The way that we consider architecture in terms of sustainability today is strongly influenced by the history of modern architecture and its view of technology.
Many of the concepts about how we live today come from a philosophical movement that began in the late 17th century. The modern movement and its roots in the enlightenment are considered in terms of the current world we live in.
第6回 The Role of Society
The three pillars of sustainable development. resolving energy issues is not sufficient to develop real sustainable society. Can the role of social issues be addressed through architecture and planning?
Sustainable design is a kind of utopian model. The challenges and pitfalls of that approach are set out and discussed.
第8回 Eating with Cannibals
Is it progress if cannibals eat with forks? How much real change has taken place in the conception of architecture and in green design since the beginning of modern environmental awareness in the 1960's?
第9回 From Cradle to Cradle
What would the world be like if there was no such thing as pollution?
Innovation in design is essential to the creation of sustainability, but our focus tends to be on improving efficiency and on technical fixes. The possibility of an entirely different approach is introduced in the form of cradle to cradle
第10回 Engineering Society
Utopia lost its potency as a concept for much of the last 30 years. Planners and architects instead devoted their time to less encompassing ideas, as confidence in their ability to create perfection through design was lost in the face of the grim results of previous experience. In recent years confidence in big ideas is returning, with the philosophical centre being replaced with ideas about sustainability. The question remains open, is utopia possible, or even desirable?
第11回 Broadacre City and Waltopia
Low density is the norm in many Western cities. The role of private transportation transformed modern cities and is difficult to ignore. Is density or dispersion the better approach towards creating sustainable urban form?
第12回 Nostalgia or Futurism
Building on the previous lecture, what form should urban planning take to be truy sustainable?
第13回 What Can A Building Do?
Looking back to previous lectures, what does a successfully green building look like? What criteria are sufficient and how do they measure up in terms of the three pillars?
第14回 Mitigation to Adaptation - the future of sustainable thinking
The need for resiliency in the built environment is demonstrated with nearly every natural disaster. What lessons can we take from these occurrences and how do we apply them?