28 Oct '11, 4pm

Knitting the ecosystem and the city back together:

Knitting the ecosystem and the city back together:

Neil Chambers' new book, Urban Green: Architecture for the Future , is a study in imprecision. Ankle deep and a mile wide, the book reads like a half-baked primer in green design and conservation science. It could have used another year or two in the oven. It's too bad. At the heart of this book -- the end, actually -- there's an interesting idea. And while he only brushes past it in the book, Chambers, a design consultant and blogger for Treehugger.com, has an interesting story to tell. Urban Green opens with Chambers' epiphany that in our quest to save the planet, eco-groovy gadgets have become a grand distraction. "People think all this green stuff is going to help us keep the skies blue, keep birds in the sky," he said in an interview this week. "The majority of the things we're talking about today are not getting us any closer to that -- including green buildings." It...

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