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Op-Ed: Design Has to be Emotionally Durable

Jon Turney asks how we can move away from a disposable culture to one in which people really care about 'stuff.'
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Teaching to the Future: A Design School Where Nature is Always the Client

Ecosa Institute Founding Director Tony Brown discusses the need for design professionals to have sensitivity to the natural world as they explore solutions…
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Sustainable Design in Masdar City: Photo Essay

Flip through this photo essay, featuring images snapped on a recent tour of the city during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2014, for an…
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Psychology of Space: The Smell and Feel of Your Workplace

How does your workplace feel to you? The spaces we occupy shape who we are and and how we behave, which directly influences…
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Sustainable Cities: Smart Future, Meet Passive Past

To look 100 years into the future, we really need to look back 100 years to our past to learn from our predecessors.
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Levi Strauss Develops Triple Bottom Line Khakis

The new Levi Strauss Wellthread collection doesn't just innovate for the environment, designers also considered worker well-being in their designs.
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SXSWeco Interview: Emma Stewart, Autodesk on Smart Cities

We've long been impressed with Autodesk's contribution to the smart or "green" building design movement so it was only logical that I ask…
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Interface Looks at Castor Beans for Source Materials

From castor oil to carpet tiles: an innovative approach promises new markets for one of India's most resilient crops.
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Levi Strauss Partnering With RISD on Sustainable Design Education

Levi Strauss & Co. has recently begun to work closely with the Rhode Island Institute of Design (RISD) on sustainable design education.
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Cutting Edge Business: The Top 10 Sustainable Design Moments of 2012

As we countdown to the new year, here are some of the top 10 moments in sustainable design during 2012.
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Survey Shows Mechanical Engineers Embrace Sustainable Design

New survey among mechanical engineering practitioners and students shows sustainability is clearly establishing itself as part of the mechanical engineering culture.
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PulpWorks: Recycled Paper Will Replace Toxic PVC in Packaging

100% recycled, molded pulp replacing PVC: this is the dream of PulpWorks, Inc., a new company designing custom packaging (some of it very…
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Designing for Resiliency

Good designers know how to create products and services that people love. This seems like the most obvious contribution of design to the…
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BSR Survey: Investors Don’t Read CSR Reports

Sustainability has traveled lightyears in the last two decades, but is not yet woven into the fabric of the American corporation, according to…
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Why Well-Designed Green Architecture Is Not an Oxymoron

Aesthetics of the built environment don’t just make things look better, but rather enhance the usability and productivity of the things we buy…