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How to Thrive in the Next Economy: Designing Tomorrow's World Today (Hardback)
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How to Thrive in the Next Economy: Designing Tomorrow's World Today (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 07/09/2015
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John Thackara has spent a lifetime roving the globe in search of design that serves human needs in a sustainable way. He believes that in our eagerness to find technological solutions to the big challenges faced by the human race, we have all too often ignored the astonishing creativity generated when people work together and in harmony with the world around them. Drawing on an inspiring range of examples, from a temple-led water management system in Bali that dates back hundreds of years to an innovative e-bike collective in Vienna, Thackara shows that below the radar of the mainstream media there are global communities creating a replacement economy from the ground up. Through a series of chapters each devoted to essential human concerns, he demonstrates that it is possible to live a rich and fulfilling life based on stewardship rather than exploitation of the natural environment. Ultimately optimistic, Thackara believes that through a huge variety of quiet, piecemeal changes of thought and action, we are coming to a tipping point: the end of one civilization - but the beginning of another.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500518083
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'One of the great voices on sustainability' - Business Week
'The book lives from John Thackara's eloquent account of his personal encounters, interviews and shared experiences with those he meets on his travel ... an impressive achievement' - Form Magazine
'This book is a thoughtful plan for a better and very different world' - New Scientist
'An optimistic book without being naive or utopian' - Deco Mag

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