This talk paints sustainability much more broadly than today's common Gizmo Green discussions, beginning with the idea that we must first build sustainable places before we can talk about green buildings within them. The first foundation of sustainable buildings is they must be lovable. If a building can't be loved, it won't last and its carbon footprint will be meaningless if its parts end up hauled off to the junk yard. For years, people have dismissed beauty with "that's just aesthetics"- as if it were a superfluous luxury; it turns out that lovability isn't superfluous at all... instead, it's essential.
Steve Mouzon is an architect, urbanist, author, blogger, and photographer from Miami. He is the author of The Original Green, Unlocking the Mystery of True Sustainability, (2010, The Guild Foundation Press). He founded the New Urban Guild, which helped foster the Katrina Cottages movement. The Guild hosts Project: SmartDwelling, which works to redefine the house to be much smaller and more sustainable. Steve founded and is a board member of the Guild Foundation, host to the Original Green initiative. Steve speaks regularly across the US and abroad on sustainability issues. He blogs on "Original Green " and "Useful Stuff". He also posts to the Original Green Twitter stream.
Location: The Rug Company, 8202 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90046
The Classical Lecture Series will also feature:
William T. Baker
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The 2013 Lecture Series is generously sponsored by MG Partners, Shawn Nelson Builders, and DC Williamson Contracting.