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Mental Landscapes – The Forgotten Element in Sustainable Design

David Engwicht

Built environments are an incarnation of our mental landscapes.  In Western culture we have an unhealthy and unsustainable approach to our inner paradoxes (e.g. our need to move and to reside).  We purge our contradictions. In the built environment, this dramatically reduces efficiency, creativity and sustainability.  Design professionals concerned about sustainability must learn how to plan in three domains simultaneously: mental, social and built.  Some practical directions are suggested.

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