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From the lineage of Thomas Jefferson and Buckminster Fuller emerges another brilliant prophet of the possible. Architect William McDonough is carrying the banner of “anticipatory design science” to this generation and he is waving it in the boardrooms of some of the largest global corporations. The buildings, product innovations, and ideas emerging from his team are at the forefront of what he calls “the next industrial revolution.” It is a revolution so profound that it views humans as tools of nature. The central question that drives McDonough’s work is: “How can we best serve all the children of all species, for all time?” He comments on the fallacy of the opposing ideas of growth/no growth: “[In] the idea of sustainable development, a lot of people equate development with growth. Well, growth doesn’t have to sprawl. Growth can be an intensification of value like an idea that gets better.” (hosted by Michael Toms)
William McDonough is an anticipatory design architect. But more than that he is a philosopher for the 21st century and is asking some of the most critical questions we should be thinking about in these challenging times. He’s the former Dean of the Architecture Department at the University of Virginia, and was named “Hero of the Planet” by Time magazine. He’s also the winner of three U.S. presidential awards including the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development.
He is the author with his partner, Michael Braungart, of:
To learn more about the work of William McDonough go to www.McDonough.com and www.c2ccertified.org.
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 5/17/2001 Program Number: 2900
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