Inhabiting the earth as a finite world

An examination of the prospects of providing housing in a finite world in which prosperity is fairly shared, natural resources are not depleted, and the environment is protected

Editors: Research Group on Living and Surviving (Ed.)

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Since the 'sixties anxiety about the future of mankind has led to a number of major publications on the world's vital problems and the relationship be­ tween them, the best known being the reports to the Club of Rome. This study of the problems of providing living accommodation for a rapid­ ly growing world population, taking into account the limits that must be set to this growth, was started in 1973 at the Academy of Architecture and Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and testifies to the same anxiety. Inhabiting the Earth as a Finite World is the impressive result of a study of the consequences of meeting the just demand for good accommodation for all the earth's in­ habitants, worked out with the aid of a world model and a number of case studies. The value of models, especially very complex ones, is at present debatable. Nevertheless, they can often cast light on complex situations. The simplified form of the real situation, which every model in fact is, allows certain impli­ cations of decisions to be discerned and taken into account in planning. The comparison of the results of the study with the design process is a clear example of this.

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inhabiting the earth as a finite world
Book Subtitle
An examination of the prospects of providing housing in a finite world in which prosperity is fairly shared, natural resources are not depleted, and the environment is protected
Editors
  • Research Group on Living and Surviving
Copyright
1979
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Martinus Nijhoff Publishing (English edition)
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-9254-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-9254-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-89838-018-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-009-9256-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 163
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