Sustainable arictecture is the way forward due to climate change

With climate change, nature will command us — sustainable architects must respect that: Rahul Mehrotra

(Rahul Mehrotra teaches urban design and planning at Harvard University. This article was first published in Times of India on July 31, 2021)


  • Architecture will have to completely flip its imagination. As architects, we privilege the built environment. Nature finds its place in the interstices. This will have to be reversed – nature will now command strongly. We will have to learn to not disrupt nature and instead privilege its systematic integrity. What drives the built environment should not determine how we make settlements. Instead, this should be determined by how we safeguard our natural systems.

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