sustainable |səˈstānəbəl| Adjective: able to be maintained at a certain rate or level : sustainable fusion reactions. ･ Ecology (esp. of development, exploitation, or agriculture) conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources. ･ able to be upheld or defended : sustainable practice.
Ingenuity vs Innovation because something doesn't have to be new to be the right solution .
"Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings.” - Jane Jacobs
Progress and catastrophe are opposite faces of the same coin. - Hannah Arendt
entropy |ˈentrəpē| noun Physics ･ a thermodynamic quantity representing the unavailability of a system's thermal energy for conversion into mechanical work , often interpreted as the degree of disorder or randomness in the system. (Symbol: S ) ･ figurative lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder : a marketplace where entropy reigns supreme.
Rather than tinkering with symptoms - such as inventing hydrogen-powered vehicles, or turning gas stations into battery stations - the more interesting design task is to re-think the way we use time and space .
Rather than: long-distance patterns of movement, at accelerating speeds, we should +++++ new functions + value to local patterns of activity = no need or want to move so much, but on foot or by bike. Evidence, that self-propulsion is central to everything from tackling obesity and climate change to creating high quality liveable cities. - John Thakara
When you put a thing in order , and give it a name , and you are all in accord , it becomes . - From the Navajo, Masked Gods, Waters, 1950
organization |ˌôrgəniˈzā sh ən| Noun . 1 the action of organizing something : the organization of societies. . the structure or arrangement of related or connected items ･ an efficient and orderly approach to tasks : apparent disorder and lack of organization . 2 an organized body of people with a particular purpose , esp. a business, society, association, etc. : a research organization.
Organization is the message . - Norbert Wiener