FIT Research

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John Shreve, senior urban designer at HOK and professor at Kansas University, presented this show on the application of Fully Integrated Thinking to academic research at the First Annual FIT Gathering in Chicago, 2010.

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FIT Research

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  18. 18. COMMERCE<br />In a capitalist system, commerce fuels the economic engine that:<br />Transforms raw materials into products for consumption <br />Distributes goods and services locally, nationally and globally<br />Provides capital (debt and equity) for nations, businesses and individuals<br />Examples:<br /><ul><li> Development of new office building
  19. 19. Expansion of an industrial business
  20. 20. Implementation of light rail system</li></ul>How do these activities impact the social and environmental?<br />How does the environmental and social context impact commerce? <br />
  21. 21. VALUE<br />Value creation drives profitability, feasibility, supply and demand for goods and services:<br />Determines where the capital goes (which nations, states, cities, industries, businesses, individuals) <br />Supply side - Establishes pricing mechanisms for materials, labor, services and capital<br />Demand side - influences consumer decisions about “basket of goods” and business choices on future activities<br />Examples:<br /><ul><li> Real estate development
  22. 22. Municipal taxation and budgets</li></ul>How do these decisions impact the social and environmental?<br />How does the environmental and social context impact value creation model? <br />
  23. 23. TRADITIONAL ECONOMIC SYSTEM SHORTCOMINGS<br />Economic system oriented around growth:<br />Growth model does not consider limited natural resources<br />Growth model assumes a larger pie will eventually mean pie for everyone <br />Developed countries have solved population growth problem and traded it for consumption problem (20% of pop. = 70% of CO2 emissions)<br />Technology will eventually overcome any shortcomings in the growth model<br />World Population Growth: 1 AD to 1994 <br />
  24. 24. RISE OF ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS<br />A New Paradigm<br />WHAT ON EARTH IS WRONG?<br />
  25. 25. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT MODEL<br />Looks at the three components for long term global development:<br />Distinction between growth and development<br />Recognition of connections among consumption, poverty and environmental degradation <br />National policies and actions to consider global implications (the ultimate NIMBYism)<br />The Concept of Sustainability<br />Objectives of Sustainability<br />

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