What skills do we need for sustainable design?

Posted March 20th, 2010 by Christopher Tweed

Mel Starrs has an interesting post about the need for a broad set of skills to tackle issues of sustainability. I agree.

There is a conversation to be had about exactly what kinds of skills we need and the role of the professions in moving to a sustainable future. If we didn’t already have the professions that exist now would we create them as the best response? If you ask an architect to solve a problem, is the answer always a building? If you ask a services engineer, will the answer always be a new piece of kit?