- Replete with full-colour photographs, this reference work is as aesthetically cultivated as the architecture it promotes
- Addresses the complex issue of sustainability through a multitude of lenses, including social, environmental, economic, and aesthetic
Sustainability may well determine the future of the human race. However, despite its importance, it often lacks one essential quality for success: seduction. An anthropic place must, as the name suggests, appeal to people. Sustainability has to find its own unique power of seduction if it is to compete with the established charms of the unsustainable city.
A capitalistic city revolves around superficial allure. As such, beauty in the urban environment has come, somewhat paradoxically, to be associated with excess and exuberance, surplus production, conspicuous consumption, and waste. The research presented in this book encourages discourse on the importance of aesthetics; an exciting foray into the well-visited topic of sustainable production, viewed through a new lens.