In Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World, Jared Green asks eighty of today’s most innovative architects, urban planners, landscape architects, journalists, artists, and environmental leaders one question:

What give you hope that a sustainable future is possible?

Their imaginative answers—covering everything from the cooling strategies employed at Cambodia’s ancient temple city of Angkor Wat to the use of cutting-edge eco-friendly mushroom board as a replacement for Styrofoam—show the way forward to a more sustainable world.

Through the creative and powerful ideas of the eighty contributors, the book creates a much-needed dialogue about what we can accomplish in the decades ahead.

About the editor 

Jared Green is author of Good Energy: Renewable Power and the Design of Everyday Life (Princeton Architectural Press, spring 2021) and editor of Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World (Princeton Architectural Press, 2015).

He is also editor of The Dirt, the blog of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), which WIRED magazine called a leading blog on cities. The Dirt covers the latest news on the built and natural environments and features stories on landscape architecture.

Green is currently a contributor to ArchDaily and has contributed to Metropolis, Grist, and The Huffington Post. He is a graduate of American University and Columbia University.


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