How is it that we are surrounded by dumb designs?

A.1, Who is Sim Van der Ryn and how do we like his definition of design?

A.2, How do you and the text define the following words differently:
“technological vs ecological” (4-5)
“adaptation and integration” (18)
“particularities of place” (23)
“cultural context” (25)
“green infrastructure” (45)
“Inherent integrities” (72)
  Passive geothermal systems can reduce electricity use.

A. 3, Can you think of other connections between natural conditions and cultural demands?

(Pp. 8-9)

• exchanges of materials
• flows of energy
• choices of land use