I was asked to prepare a series of lectures that covered the key issues Architects needed to know about sustainable built environments.
This was conceptualised as 7 videos. With Lockdown, instead of the videos, I have been able to present the lectures ‘in Zoom’ to a large group of students.
This has worked well and some interesting discussions have developed. It seems to be a good time to be thinking about how we design better environments.
The 7 lectures are outlined below.
- Understanding: This provides an understanding of sustainability and why this is important.
- Interpreting: This shows how knowledge about sustainability can be interpreted and applied in construction and buildings.
- Planning: Frameworks that can be applied to plan for sustainability in built environments and construction are introduced.
- Analysing: Analysis processes that can be undertaken to ensure that buildings respond to, and work with, their context to enhance local sustainability are described.
- Designing: This describes processes which can be used to ‘think with’ sustainability in the design of built environments.
- Constructing: This describes how sustainability can be integrated into construction processes.
- Living: This introduces approaches which embedded sustainability in built environments to enable sustainable living and working patterns.