• Cultural aspects of sustainable development 

    Fithian, Cody; Powell, Ashleigh (2011-06-14)
    The history of humanity's struggle for survival has produced a mindset that values production and consumption. But it has become increasingly obvious that this mindset has become outdated as the planet's population threatens ...
  • Dematerialization: a changing paradigm in architecture 

    Brown, Meredith; Lutz-Carillo, Sky (2011-06-14)
    A look at dematerialization, the reduction in the amount of materials required for various purposes, with a focus on how it applies sustainable architecture. This paper presents the case that society is adopting "a new ...
  • Lecture 1, part 1: the railway station: a tower of babel 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    Dr. Kohler looks at the railway station's importance in 19th century Europe in terms of its impact on social interaction, people's concepts of time, and economic and technological change. Over the years, the railway station's ...
  • Lecture 1, part 2: foundations of sustainable design: railway stations between place and node 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    Dr. Kohler presents a discussion of the concepts of space, place, and nodes, and how these concepts play into our notions of urban environment and transportation design.
  • Lecture 1, part 3: railway stations: the power of place 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    Dr. Kohler presents images of railway stations around the world to provide context for considering railway station design.
  • Lecture 1: introduction 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    In his Introduction, Dr. Kohler presents a brief overview of his research and ideas, gives an outline of the seminar and its objectives, and discusses the fundamental concepts that inform the seminar's approach to sustainable ...
  • Lecture 2: Life cycle assessment, certification and life cycle management 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    In this lecture, Dr. Kohler examines how architects and policy makers evaluate the overall impact of architectural projects on the environment. Dr. Kohler emphasizes the complications that arise when we attempt to convert ...
  • Lecture 3: Foundations of sustainable design: The time of railway stations 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    In this lecture, Dr. Kohler briefly discusses different philosophical concepts of time, with a particular emphasis on theories of time as a social framework. He then applies these considerations of time as an abstract ...
  • Lecture 4: Foundations of sustainable design: Cultural aspects of sustainable development 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    Dr. Kohler discusses culture as a form of "intangible capital", and the difficulties in trying to preserve cultural resources in the face of many factors of social change, including globalization and a growing population ...
  • Lecture 5: Flows - railway stations 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    Flows-- the transference of people, resources, information, and/or energy within a system-- has always been a crucial factor in the design of individual architectural projects, and to an even greater extent in the design ...
  • Space Node Place 

    Galloway, Ross (2011-08-16)
    What makes a place a place? This paper examines space and nodes as concepts and discusses how they play into the way the human mind constructs a sense of place. It also discusses the importance of these concepts in the ...