In the book Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World, published by Princeton Architectural Press in spring 2015, 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.

The book aims to spur a much-needed dialogue about what we can realistically accomplish in the coming decades.

To continue the conversation, this website will highlight model-breaking real-world projects from the past and today.

About Jared Green

Jared Green is editor of Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World and this companion website.

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

Green is a contributor to Metropolis POV, Grist, and The Huffington Post. He is on the advisory committee for the Sustainable Cities Collective. He is a graduate of American University and Columbia University.

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