Journal Article
Transcendent Solutions, or Have You Hugged a Designer Today?

Are we making progress with efficiency improvements in our production and consumption, or are we creating intractable and unintended consequences that will continue to feed the catastrophic gluttony of industrialized economies? Are we heading toward a sustainable future with our green building initiatives, life cycle assessments, and sustainable purchasing guides, or are we being terribly naive by not advocating for a radical reorganization of underlying economic structures before anything else?

Title
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsFernandez J
JournalJournal of Industrial Ecology
Volume15
Issue1
Date Published01/2011
Abstract

Are we making progress with efficiency improvements in our production and consumption, or are we creating intractable and unintended consequences that will continue to feed the catastrophic gluttony of industrialized economies? Are we heading toward a sustainable future with our green building initiatives, life cycle assessments, and sustainable purchasing guides, or are we being terribly naive by not advocating for a radical reorganization of underlying economic structures before anything else?