Perspectives On Sustainability

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What does sustainability mean to your organization? Why did you decide to do sustainability work? How does your organization address what is called the triple bottom line of sustainability--integrating environmental, social, and economic sustainability? What are examples of some of your projects based on sustainability principles?

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Perspectives On Sustainability

  1. 1. PERSPECTIVES                         on sustainability Green Roundtable Panel, April 30, 2008 NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008
  2. 2. Kira Gould William McDonough + Partners                          AIA Committee on the Environment                 Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design  NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008
  3. 3. Who is sustainability for?       NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008
  4. 4. UN Brundtland Report Sustainable development is development that  meets the needs of the present without  compromising the ability of future generations  to meet their own needs. NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008
  5. 5. AIA Committee on the Environment Sustainability envisions the enduring prosperity  of all living things.  Sustainable design seeks to create       communities, buildings, and products  that contribute to this vision. NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008
  6. 6. Design is the first signal                of human intention. NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008
  7. 7. What is our design intent?  NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008
  8. 8. NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008
  9. 9. Our design intent is a delightfully diverse, safe,  healthy and just world—with clean air, water,  soil, and power—economically, equitably,  ecologically and elegantly enjoyed. NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008
  10. 10. emulate natural systems utilize renewable energy flows celebrate diversity anticipate evolution NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008
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  12. 12. NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008
  13. 13. Listening How do we innovate? What is sustainability? How do we measure progress? What is sustainable design? How do we work together? What is community? How do we learn? How do we live on the land? What stories do we tell?  What are health and well‐being?  How do we love more? What are comfort and delight? Finding home NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008
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  15. 15. NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008 Della Huff
  16. 16. Sustainability is life. Sustainable design is            design for life. NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008
  17. 17. Brandy Brooks Community Design Resource Center NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008
  18. 18. CDRC-Boston provides services and resources that assist communities to envision, advocate for, and implement high quality design solutions and ensure equal access to healthy, sustainable built environments. ENVIRONMENT ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ECONOMY SOCIETY ECONOMY
  19. 19. What does it mean to be sustainable?
  20. 20. Brandy H. M. Brooks, Assoc. AIA, NOMA Executive Director 617-585-0198 info@cdrc-boston.org www.cdrc-boston.org
  21. 21. Valerie Fletcher Adaptive Environments Institute for Human Centered Design NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008
  22. 22. An international educational nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the experiences of people of all ages and abilities through excellence in design. www.AdaptiveEnvironments.org www.HumanCenteredDesign.org Name change on 30th anniversary in 2008… Institute for Human Centered Design
  23. 23. Design is powerful and profoundly influences our daily lives and our sense of confidence, comfort, and control. Two core ideas... Variation in ability is ordinary, not special, and affects most of us for some part of our lives. Adaptive Environments
  24. 24. Marina Spitkovskaya Alternatives for Community and  Environment NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008
  25. 25. Racial Biases to Exposure from Cumulative Hazards Mean Total Cumulative Points 100.0 87.7 per Square Mile 80.0 54.9 60.0 40.0 15.7 20.0 4.3 0.0 Less than 5% 5 to 14.99% 15 to 24.99% 25% and Greater Percent of Population that is Non-White
  26. 26. Class Biases to Exposure from Cumulative Hazards 40.0 35.3 Mean Total Cumulative Points per Square Mile 35.0 30.0 25.0 20.0 14.3 15.0 10.3 8.5 10.0 5.0 0.0 $0 to 39,524 $39,525 to $52,701 to $65,876 and 52,700 65,875 Higher Median Household Income
  27. 27. Galen Nelson Boston Redevelopment Authority NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008
  28. 28. Green Collar Job Map
  29. 29. Eco Industrial Parks
  30. 30. Contact Information: Galen Nelson Green Tech Business Manager 617.918.4447 galen.nelson.BRA@cityofboston.gov
  31. 31. PERSPECTIVES                         on sustainability April 30, 2008
  32. 32. What are the roles of race  and class?       NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008
  33. 33. How does community figure  in? Geographical? Cultural?  NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008
  34. 34. How do we work together? NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008
  35. 35. How do we tell the stories?  NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008
  36. 36. PERSPECTIVES                         on sustainability April 30, 2008 NELSON Perspectives on Sustainability: Green Roundtable 2008

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