What role can design play in addressing major global issues such as climate change and sustainability?
Everything is dependent on design! Your everyday needs are dependent on the way your city is designed. Do you drive a car to work or is your city designed so that you can cycle or walk to work? Is there a biodiverse park nearby or do you have to travel far away to enjoy nature? Is your home heated with oil or is it solar powered? Can you easily meet with other people or do you have to bridge physical borders to get to them.
The goal must be a well-designed architecture that supports our everyday lives as well as human well-being and human growth. The pre-requisite for that is an ecology in balance. To achieve that we must re-think the way we design, re-do and re-cycle our cities to transform our physical environment into a liveable, robust, resilient and sustainable future.