Tacoma Urbanist

Nov. 29, 2007 at 12:35am

William McDonough: The wisdom of designing Cradle to Cradle

Architect and designer William McDonough asks what our buildings and products would look like if designers took into account "All children, all species, for all time." A tireless proponent of absolute sustainability (with a deadpan sense of humor), he explains his philosophy of "cradle to cradle" design, which bridge the needs of ecology and economics. He also shares some of his most inspiring work, including the world's largest green roof (at the Ford plant in Dearborn, Michigan), and the entire sustainable cities he's designing in China.

comments [2]  |  posted under design, ted, washington


by Erik on 11/29/2007 @ 3:25pm
This guy boggles the mind. All of the TED speakers have IQs of 140 or more.

by NineInchNachos on 11/29/2007 @ 4:39pm
China is a good place to start as their government can steam roller policy onto their populations. I hope he can pull it off. And hey Tacoma Public Library even has his book!