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Designing Ecoconscious Habitats for Humans Teresa Coady
A revolutionary guide to designing humane, eco-conscious homes, buildings, and cities of the future.
It is estimated that the earth’s population will expand to an unprecedented nine billion people over the next century. This explosion in population is predicted to place further stress on our environment, deplete our natural resources, and lead to increases in anxiety and depression due to overcrowding. In this visionary and uplifting book, Teresa Coady offers readers new hope. Rebuilding Earth is her blueprint for designing and building the cities, buildings, and homes of tomorrow, resulting in more conscious, sustainable, and humane living. Coady shows us how we can shift from an outdated Industrial-Age framework to a more humane, Digital-Age framework. This revolutionary approach will enable communities to harness various forms of green energy and reduce the amount of material needed to build infrastructure while contributing to a healthier planet (and society). We can then experience a new sense of purpose, health, and happiness. Meaningful and lasting change, the author tells us, can only come through designing interconnected communities that are vibrant, resilient, and communal. Unlike most predictions of doom and gloom, Coady presents a refreshingly optimistic view of humanity and its future. This book will appeal to those in the construction, design and development finance industries, as well as anyone interested in improving their lives through understanding the connections between the environment and health.
EXPERT AUTHOR: Teresa Coady is the only architect to win the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award. Internationally recognized for her innovative thinking and leadership in sustainability, she chairs the Canadian team of the International Initiative for Sustainable Built Environment, and is a founding member of the United Nations Environmental Program, and the Global Alliance for Building Construction. Coady is often invited to speak at national and international conferences.
OPTIMISTIC MESSAGING: Coady presents a refreshingly optimistic view of the future of humanity. Unlike most doom and gloom environmental books, this on argues that our transition to a better future is inevitable, and explains how we are already on the path to it.
DIVERSE READERSHIP: This book will appeal to those in the construction, design and development finance industries. It will also be of interest to anyone interested in improving their lives through understanding the connections between the environment and health. It will appeal to readers of Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism Versus Climate’; Yuval Noah Harari’s ‘Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind’; and Thomas Freidman’s ‘Thank you for Being Late, An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations’.