The alchemy of (sustainable) design Posted on January 28, 2017 (January 16, 2019) by webmaster Years2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 30-day free access to FuturArc App CategoriesMain Feature City Profile Showcase Commentary Commentary / Jan - Feb 2017 The alchemy of (sustainable) design by Dr Nirmal Kishnani January 28, 2017 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. Previously Published Commentary Commentary / 4th Quarter 2023Rebuilding Before Building Commentary4th Quarter 2023Rebuilding Before Building Commentary / 3rd Quarter 2023Designing for Non-humans as an Act of Service Commentary3rd Quarter 2023Designing for Non-humans as an Act of Service Contact us at https://www.futurarc.com/contact-us for older commentaries.