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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEWv
Model-2: Technology and Consumptionvii
Ways of Living Sustainable Lifeix
Changes in Communityx
Forms of Changes in Communityxi
Components of Sustainable Strategyxii
Travers City Michiganxv
Royal Oak Michiganxv
Time and Changexvii
Health Care Facility and Transportationxvii
Material Handling Spacexx
CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEW
According to the world commission on environment and development, the Brundtland Commission, (1987) “the sustainable architecture is the architecture that meets the needs of the present population without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". There is a need to create sustainable architecture, in our society. Understanding where we are today and looking at the past for clues is the beginning of the process. Understanding interventions in the work and not working while taking advantage when the opportunity is present is the next step. The final step is developing an urban strategy that incorporates human nature and plants a positive seed for change into the structure of a community.
Our resources are finite, populations are expanding and as a society we need to change and adapt to these changes. From the US Census Bureau, January 2010, it is estimated that today the world population is at 6.8 billion people and by the year 2050, the population will grow to 9.2 billon people. The demand on finite resource will intensify and we must look at innovative ways to meet these future demands.
The notion of population growth and demand on resources is best described by Lester Brown in a parity called the "29th Day". It starts with an empty pond representing the earth with no humans on day-1 the first human shows up and is represented as a lily pad in the large pond. Each day the lily pad doubles in number representing consumption and population growth. The pond is teaming and abundant with life until the 29th-day. At that point all appears normal and there is enough to sustain the life of the pond. On the 30th-day when the lily pads doubles for the final time it over takes the pond, and life on the pond changes.
In this model nothing is done, we continue on the path of population growth and consumption of natural resources.
As you see renewable resources (2) is on a consent decline, food per capita (2) and industrial output per capita (3) begins to decline at the turn of the century , population (4) and pollution peak then decline before 2050. At that time society as we know it ...