"dumb designs"

Human scale and design. Ecological Design: Background

A. What is dumb design?
A.1, The California Energy Commission (1970s)

NEPA (1969), National Environmental Policy Act and
EIS process, or Environmental Impact Statement as an assessment process

  • Arab Oil Embargo
  • State Response
  • Architecture, Building, Conservation, Development, Energy, Fuels
  • Transportation
  • Water


A . 2, Definition of design is:

The intentional shaping of material, textures, objects, structures or features so that places are either functional, appropriate or conducive to physical occupation, useful, or habitation.

    • - material,
    • - textures,
    • - objects,
    • - structures,
    • - features.