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Sustainable architecture and the pluralist imagination

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>05/2007
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Architectural Education
Issue number4
Volume60
Number of pages9
Pages (from-to)15-23
StatePublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

In our review of the literature concerning sustainable architecture, we find a remarkably diverse constellation of ideas that defy simple categorization. But rather than lament the apparent inability to standardize a singular approach to degraded environmental and social conditions, we celebrate pluralism as a means to contest technological and scientific certainty. At the same time, we reject epistemological and moral relativism. These twin points of departure lead us to propose a research agenda for an architecture of reflective engagement that is sympathetic to the pragmatist tradition.