09 - 2012
Starting out from a critical assessment of five prototypical eco-cities of recent decades (Va urban/Germany, solarCity/Austria, Valdespartera and Sarriguren/Spain, Bo01/Sweden), the book identifies fields in which architectural and urban designers can use their creative skills and methods to achieve sustainable results on an urban scale. Sustainability is undergoing a shift of focus from quantitative measures toward designoriented, interactive interventions.
Thomas Schröpfer is Associate Professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. Contributions by experts in the fields of architecture, landscape, engineering and design theory, among them Achim Menges of Stuttgart University Institute for Computational Design, Federico Parolotto of MIC, Edoardo Rico of Groundlab London, Sheila Kennedy of MIT and Matthias Sauerbruch of Sauerbruch Hutton, provide in-depth information on the complexity of eco-design in urban environments and emphasize the need for new sensibilities in disciplinary and trans-disciplinary thinking process.