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Small Can Be Beautiful – Use these principles to make it work: #duurzaam #bouw

It is also becoming more widely understood, within the progressive design community, that we must now shift once again--to a phase of interdependency or partnership with our environment. This relatively recent progression, which could perhaps be dated to Earth Day 1970, can be interpreted as going from Industrial Design (readily manageable uniformity, which remains our dominant paradigm), through Efficient Design (reducing energy inputs), Green Design (non-toxic renewable elements), Integrative Design (whole systems approach), Ecological Design (collaboration between natural & built environment) to Regenerative Design (restorative & relational). Yet even this trend and these new and more enlightened approaches to design are necessitated by our past--and still current--failure to design (and live) appropriately and sustainably within the limits of the natural environment. T...

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