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1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design

ISBN 9781138650176
Published August 3, 2017 by Routledge
538 Pages

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design considers the design, not only of artifacts, but of structures, systems, and interactions that bear our decisions and identities in the context of sustaining our shared planet.  In addressing issues of design for global impact, behavior change, systems and strategy, ethics and values, this handbook presents a unique and powerful design perspective. 

Just as there are multiple definitions of design, so there are several definitions of sustainability, making it difficult to find unity. The term can sometimes be seen as a goal to achieve, or a characteristic to check off on a list of criteria.  In actuality, we will never finish being sustainable. We must instead always strive to design, work, and live sustainably. The voices throughout this handbook present many different characteristics, layers, approaches, and perspectives in this journey of sustaining. 

This handbook divides into five sections, which together present a holistic approach to understanding the many facets of sustainable design:
Part 1: Systems and Design
Part 2: Global Impact
Part 3: Values, Ethics, and Identity
Part 4: Design for Behavior Change   
Part 5: Moving Forward  

This handbook will be invaluable to those wishing to broaden their understanding of sustainable design and students and practitioners of Environmental Studies, Architecture, Product Design and the Visual Arts.


Table of Contents

Rachel Beth Egenhoefer

1. The Political Economy of Design in a Hotter Time
David W. Orr

Part 1: Systems and Design

2. Systems Thinking for Design
Diana Wright, Marta Ceroni

3. Design Strategies for Impact
John Bruce 

4. Applied Sustainability
Wendy Jedlička, Jeremy Faludi, Dr. Pete Markiewicz, Tim Frick, Mark McCahill

5. Sustainable Design for Scale
Andrea Steves, Rebecca Silver

6. Systems and Service Design and the Circular Economy
Rhoda Trimingham, Ksenija Kuzmina, Yaone Rapitsenyane,

7. Ecological Theory in Design: Participant Designers in an Age of Entanglement
Joanna Boehnert

Part 2: Global Impact

8. Global Perspectives for Sustainable Design
Douglas Bourn

9. Politics and Sustainability
Harold Wilhite

10. Design for Localization
Helena Norberg-Hodge

11. Intercultural Collaborations in Sustainable Design Education
Denielle Emans, Kelly Murdoch-Kitt

12. Life cycle thinking and sustainable design for emerging consumer electronic product systems
Erinn G. Ryen, Callie W. Babbitt, Alex Lobos

13. Data Clouds and the Environment
Arman Shehabi

14. Increasing Urban Sustainability using GIS
Luiz Felipe Guanaes Rego, Maria Fernanda Campos Lemos, Luís Carlos Soares Madeira Domingues 

Part 3: Values, Ethics, and Identity

15. Empathy, Values, and Situated Action: Sustaining People and Planet Through Human Centered Design
Bruce Hanington

16. Practicing Empathy to Connect People and the Environment
Theresa J. Edmonds

17. Surrendering to the ocean: Practices of mindfulness and presence in designing
Yoko Akama

18. Confronting the Five Paradoxes of Humanitarian Design
Brita Fladvad Nielsen

19. Co-Designing for Development

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Rachel Beth Egenhoefer is a designer, artist, writer, and professor, whose work integrates technology, craft, and design. Her work focuses on sustainability and systems thinking in the context of behavior change. As an educator, she is involved in several initiatives to promote sustainability in both the design field and across higher education curricula. Egenhoefer is an Associate Professor of Design in the Department of Art + Architecture at the University of San Francisco.

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San Francisco , CA, USA

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