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Integral Sustainable Design

Integral Sustainable Design: transformative perspectives
By Mark DeKay

About this book
This book offers practical and theoretical tools for more effective sustainable design solutions and for communicating sustainable design ideas to today's diverse stakeholders. It uses integral theory to make sense of the many competing ideas in this area and offers a powerful conceptual framework for sustainable designers through the four main perspectives of: behaviours, systems, experiences and cultures. It also uses human developmental theory to reframe sustainable design across four levels of complexity present in society: the traditional, modern, postmodern, and integral waves.

Profuse with illustrations and examples, the book offers many conceptual tools including:
• Twelve principles of integral sustainable design
• Sixteen prospects of sustainable design
• Six perceptual shifts for ecological design thinking
• Five levels of sustainable design aesthetics
• Ten injunctions for designing connections to nature

Review quotes
"Every day I hear from architects, designers and students asking for advice on how and where they can begin to learn about and get involved in a much needed design revolution that goes beyond corporatist ideas of 'green' and 'sustainability'. Finally, I can point them to Mark DeKay's new book Integral Sustainable Design which provides the framework and perspective that people who feel the inadequacy of today's design practice and theory can relate to and from which they can learn."—Sim Van der Ryn, author of Ecological Design and Design for Life.

"This is an important, timely, and significant book. It brings integral theory to design in a simple but profound way. Highly recommended!"—Ken Wilber, author of The Integral Vision.

About the author

Mark DeKay is associate professor of architecture, chair of graduate architecture, and director of graduate studies in the College of Architecture and Design at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is a registered architect and honorary fellow of the Institute of Green Professionals. He and his wife and editor, Susanne, live in a houseboat on Tellico Lake.

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