I have been studying this scale of the human environment my entire adult life, and have been fortunate to find opportunities to apply the lessons learned.
As I say in the seminars I give on neighborhood design, the tremendous resource we are leaving untapped in ecological design, the resource that, uniquely, is begging to be tapped, is human community. We are starved for social spaces in our culture, spaces where we can casually rub elbows with others.
Given this deep innate hunger, ecological design that pays as much attention to the social environment as to the natural environment will have the unique potential to alter the course of our culture as rapidly as it needs to change.
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St. Gregory Monastery
Pine Lake ES Center
Mon. of Perpetual Adoration