"Designing Ecological Habitats - Creating a Sense of Place is an important and eloquent exploration of humanity's limits to growth and addresses the problems arising from climate change, habitat destruction, population growth and resource depletion. This is not a book of theoretical ideas but an anthology of solutions, of experience, tried and tested, from experts all over the world. The designs and practices included in this book present a vision for the future, already tested out in ecovillages, sustainable communities and projects in many countries. These are practical low carbon solutions which provide significant improvements in the quality of life. By understanding the process of creating integrated ecological designs, we also make explicit the process of creating integrated social and economic systems. We reconnect with the true meaning of ecology that comes from the Greek word oikos, meaning 'home' or 'a place to live'. Humanity's greatest challenge is to ensure that planet Earth can support human life far into future centuries by not only adapting to climate change but also by mitigating it."
From the Foreword by Mark Richmond Director, Division of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development UNESCO Education Sector. Designing Ecological Habitats - Creating a Sense of Place is the third volume in Gaia Education's Four Keys to Sustainable Community series
|Author||E. Christopher Mare & Max O. Lindegger|
|Short title||Designing Ecological Habitats|
|Long title||Designing Ecological Habitats - Creating a Sense of Place|
- the editors, have done a masterful job Review by Giovanni Ciarlo
One of the things that struck me about this relatively short book is the inclusion of voices from every corner of the world.
Together they have given us a glimpse into what the emerging world culture of sustainability has available to transform habitat design into something that present and future generations can work with and use to create the better world we all aspire to. (Posted on 06/11/2012)
- This book is a truly remarkable compendium of collective wisdom, Review by Daniel C Wahl, PhD, reviewing on Fielding Graduate University website
Chris Mare did a fantastic job in collating and editing this compendium with Max Lindegger and the help of Maddy Harland. (Posted on 06/11/2012)