Sustainability requires a true transformation of our basic values, the development of a spiritual core to our lives and society, and a building of institutions that direct our actions in harmony with these values...giving, as a basis of action towards our surroundings, opens immense new possibilities. When designers or clients start asking, "What can this give?," we begin to find exciting new opportunities to strengthen the web of community in our cities. Planting street trees gives pedestrian shelter and lessens summer heat for the whole community. Building placement can create useful outside public spaces. Proper juxtaposition of uses can encourage community and 24-hour life in our cities.
Source: Silence Song and Shadows: Our need for the sacred in our environment
Contributed by: Interiors For Healing