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The Ethics Of Brick

Giving priority to social equity can lead to surprising conclusions that subvert some of the widely accepted principles of green design.

"For many designers this 'new dimension' is not new, since the primary aim of sustainability--its so-called "triple bottom line"--is to maximize ecological, economic, and social value. Yet despite this goal, the building industry's green standards typically emphasize the first two values over the third. So how can designers champion social justice? One way is to reorient architects' traditional focus on wealthy clientele by embracing neglected or disadvantaged communities...

Thanks to Julie Taraska

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