Environmental knowledge and paradigm shifts: sustainability and architectural pedagogy in Africa and the Middle East

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Abstract

There has been a trend in the past decade to introduce a new paradigm of thinking about the manner in which architects, urban designer, and planners approach the design of built environments. This new paradigm places emphasis on the concept of sustainability, a concept with should be come the focus and goal of architectural education worldwide. Accordingly, the question that this paper addresses is: have we, architectural educators, reached to reconfigure our curricula in a manner that is based on sustainability?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchitectural Education Today
Subtitle of host publicationCross-Cultural Perspectives
EditorsAshraf M Salama, William O'Reilly, Kaj Noschis
Place of PublicationLausanne, Switzerland
Pages51-59
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002

Publication series

NameArchitecture & Behaviour Colloquia
PublisherEcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Keywords

  • architectural education
  • environment-behaviour studies
  • green architecture
  • sustainable development

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