Saving The Planet By Design: Reinventing Our World Through Ecomimesis

1st Edition

Ken Yeang

Routledge
October 25, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 208 Pages - 9 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9780415685818 - CAT# Y121342

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Summary

Can we save the planet by design? – for a resilient, durable and sustainable future for human society, we need to repurpose, reinvent, redesign, remake and recover our human-made world so that our built environment is seamlessly biointegrated with Nature to function synergistically with it. These are the multiple tasks that humanity must carry out imminently, if there is to be a future for human society and all lifeforms and their environments on the Planet. Addressing this is the most compelling question for not just those whose daily work impacts on Nature such as architects, engineers, landscape designers, town planners, environmental policy makers, builders and others, but it is a question that all of humanity needs to urgently address.

Ken Yeang presents here two key principles as the means to carry out these tasks – ‘ecocentricity’ being guided by the science of ecology, and ‘ecomimesis’ as designing and making the built environment including all artefacts based on the emulation and replication of the ‘ecosystem’ concept. Designing with ecology is contended here as the authentic approach to green design from which the next generation of green design will emerge, going beyond current use of accreditation systems. For those who subscribe to this principle, this is articulated here showing how it can be implemented by design. The adopting of these principles is fundamental in our endeavour to save our Planet Earth, and changes profoundly and in entirety the way we design, make, manage and operate our built environment.

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