For a truly sustainable world, everyone, not just professionals and experts, needs to participate in “designing.” There is so much we can learn from architects, because architecture is at the forefront of designing the nature-human interaction, which can ultimately determine how sustainable and resilient our society is going to be.
In an increasingly resource constrained and crowded world, values cherished by the modern economy may look obsolete. Instead, attributes that we thought were negative, will start revealing their true power. It’s the potential that helps us become resilient and feel satisfied. This may sound peculiar, and may not fall within a conventional sustainable architecture discussion, but is becoming increasingly critical.