Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sustainability 3.0: building tomorrow's earth-friendly communities

source: Planning, vol.75,no.5 (May 2009)
"Sustainability has been described as the next wave of innovation, following on the heels of the digital and infonnation age and taking us in profoundly new directions in renewable energy, green chemistry, and resource efficiency. There can be little doubt that we are on the cusp of entirely new ways of producing and living in our resource-constrained world. If history is any guide, these innovations may have consequences for many years to come. Profoundly new ways of envisioning cities and urban life art already emerging, and cities hold the greatest promise for addressing global sustainabiliiy."