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Ecopsychological Urbanism suggests we can create built a environment that is truly sustainable by psychologically entering into nature.

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In this video I discuss the parallels between ecopsychology and Christopher Alexander’s generative approach to architecture.

In it I argue that the ecopsychology platform is shared to a high degree by architect Christopher Alexander (author of A Pattern Language and The Nature of Order) and that an ecopsychological understanding could enrich a nature-like approach to architecture. If you don’t want to watch the whole hour, try section 8.

The video was created for the 2011 Portland Urban Architecture Laboratory 2011 International Conference on “Generative Process, Patterns and the Urban Challenge.” The first few minutes is my self-introduction to the event.

You can contact me at danielnschwab at gmail.com

 

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