Green Architecture: Trend Or Hype?

Is 'green architecture' a new trend, or just environmental hype?
December 2, 2003, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"In a kind of architectural correctness that has taken hold in the profession, it's not enough to build something that looks interesting or makes people think. A new building has got to make people feel good; it should be healthy for the planet; and -- not least -- it ought to foster its occupants' physical activity.The new approach is partly intended to make up for the sins of modernism, to redeem the era that gave us Boston's City Hall Plaza and the Le Corbusier-inspired public housing slabs that have come crashing down in urban neighborhoods from coast to coast."

Thanks to Anthony Flint

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Published on Monday, December 1, 2003 in The Boston Globe
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