Andrew Euston, FAIA discussed community sustainability.
The following is an edited version of Euston's remarks.remarks: Andrew Euston, FAIA
...Andrew Euston, FAIA discussed community sustainability.
The following is an edited version of Euston's remarks.
People deny how ecologically at risk our modern society has become – with our numbers, our indulgences, and the devastating carnage of modernism.Especially in shop-till-we-drop America, nature's greatest aggregated, systemic threat has become modern urbanization.In every sense, it is our biggest industrial product, eco-footprint and hyper-generator of natural resource consumption.Community Sustainability, therefore, has become human and natural ecology's main path toward mutual salvation.
...The Mumford Award for Environment was presented to Andrew Euston, FAIA.Euston serves as Leader for Sustainable Community Development Explorations at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and has been a visionary pioneer in the integration of community and sustainability. at the Office of Community Planning and Development at HUD.Euston
was one of the first professionals to recognize that modern industrial globalization must be reconciled with nature else the human experience for those to come will be despoiled.He
authored Local Community Sustainability Strategies, a handbook that provides a conceptual framework for mapping society in the Third Millennium.