ENVIRONMENT: Sustainable Architecture


Sandy Brown reports on Paz Gutierrez’s work on the cutting edge of sustainable architecture.

The increased frequency and intensity of social, ecological, and financial crises underscore a complex set of challenges facing the modern global system. Environmental degradation and climate change have called into question models of industrial development that rely on deforestation, non-renewable resource extraction, and increasing carbon emissions to fuel growth. For much of the world’s population, water stress, loss of livelihoods and social and cultural upheaval have become hallmarks of everyday life. These challenges have caused policy makers, financial institutions, and civil society actors to increasingly turn their attention towards sustainability.

Sandy Brown
Publication date: 
August 19, 2010
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article