Title page for ETD etd-82697-152750

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Fleming, Robert M. III
Author's Email Address flemingr@philacol.edu
URN etd-82697-152750
Title The Seeds of Sustainability: An Interactive CD Rom Exploring the Role of Architects, Planners and Designers in Achieving a Sustainable Future
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Hunt, Gregory Keane
Lever, David G.
Ward, Thomas C.
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Chair
  • Sustainability. Architecture. Planning. Design. En
Date of Defense 1996-12-17
Availability unrestricted
The generally accepted definition of the term sustainability is: meeting the

needs of the present without compromising the needs of future

generations to meet their own needs. While that def-inition helps to

provide a general framework within which to understand the term, it does

not begin to explain the more specific initiatives, ideas, strategies and

design concepts necessary for an architect, designer or planner to

contribute to the process of achieving a sustainable future. As a result, the

term sustainability is often misunderstood or even mistrusted within the

design professions. The goal of this thesis is to begin the process of

generating a comprehensive understanding of the term sustainability

within the design community. It asks the question: what does it mean,

specifically, and in terms of concrete design strategies for architects,

designers and planners to design for sustainability? In that sense the final

product is intended to be educational and is designed to communicate

information in a visual format that the design community can not only

relate to, but be engaged by. The information is presented in a non-linear

structure to allow dynamic connections between related pieces of

information and between design strategies that solve problems within

seemingly different areas. Ultimately, the final product is intended to

become a CD rom with dynamic links between information within the

presentation and to the Internet.

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