The alchemy of (sustainable) design Posted on January 28, 2017 (January 16, 2019) by webmaster Years2019 2018 2017 2016 CategoriesCity Profile Commentary Main Feature Commentary / Jan - Feb 2017 The alchemy of (sustainable) design by Dr Nirmal Kishnani The Alchemy of (Sustainable) Design by Dr Nirmal Kishnani Dr Nirmal Kishnani examines the challenge of teaching sustainability in the classroom, summarising the pedagogy of the urban studio of the Master of Science, Integrated Sustainable Design programme at the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore. This is described as a set of aspirations and a framework for a studio assignment. The ambition of the studio was to trigger critical thinking in students—who struggle to translate environmental goals into spatial/planning outcomes—and to inject existing methods of urban design with new domain knowledge. There is growing consensus that sustainability, as an imperative, compels us to rethink what we design. How this affects process and approach—how we design—remains unclear. This is true in education as it is in practice. To read the complete article, get your hardcopy at our online shop/newsstands/major bookstores; subscribe to FuturArc or download the FuturArc App to read the issues for free! Previously Published Commentary Commentary / 1st Quarter 2019 Rural-Urban Dichotomy: Dhaka Commentary1st Quarter 2019 Rural-Urban Dichotomy: Dhaka Commentary / 1st Quarter 2019 China & India Commentary1st Quarter 2019 China & India Commentary / 1st Quarter 2019 The Digital Bridge Commentary1st Quarter 2019 The Digital Bridge Commentary / Sep - Oct 2018 Functionality, quality, quantity: an overview of public housing in Hong Kong CommentarySep - Oct 2018 Functionality, quality, quantity: an overview of public housing in Hong Kong Commentary / Sep - Oct 2018 Private vs state housing: a review from Hanoi CommentarySep - Oct 2018 Private vs state housing: a review from Hanoi Commentary / Jul - Aug 2018 Urban greening and architectural form: A Bird’s Eye View CommentaryJul - Aug 2018 Urban greening and architectural form: A Bird’s Eye View Commentary / Jan - Feb 2018 The carbon question: What companies can do CommentaryJan - Feb 2018 The carbon question: What companies can do Commentary / Nov - Dec 2017 A new era of Philippine infrastructure CommentaryNov - Dec 2017 A new era of Philippine infrastructure Contact us at http://www.futurarc.com/contact-us for older commentaries.