Transformational Thought II


Transformational Thought II


Transformational Thought II: More Radical Ideas to Remake the Built Environment by Jason F. McLennan is his second book of dynamic essays critically challenging prevalent contemporary thinking and conventional design modalities related to the built and natural environments. Rather than a diatribe on these problematic approaches, McLennan draws upon his architectural acumen and his eclectic knowledge of sustainability, social justice issues and cultural awareness to provide intelligent, solution based insights for the rethinking of how we live, work, and thrive in a living future. McLennan addresses a wide variety of issues that call for both individual and far reaching systemic change. Each insight points the reader toward sustainable solutions, challenges the status quo, balances practicality with philosophy, and prepares us for a healthy and prosperous future. McLennan advocates for rapid social change while calling for people to engage in productive initiatives beyond current models and to cooperate, take chances, and experiment outside current bureaucratic and corporate imaginations. Transformational Thought II, a follow-up collection of thought-provoking essays to his original and acclaimed Transformational Thought, provides compelling rationales for change and timely insights into the most highly transformative era humanity has yet to encounter.

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Considered one of the most influential individuals in the green building movement today and the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize, Jason F. McLennan's work has made a pivotal impact on the shape and direction of green building in the United States and Canada. He is a much sought after designer, presenter and consultant on a wide variety of green building and sustainability topics around the world. Jason serves as the CEO of McLennan Design and is the Founder and Chairman of the International Living Future Institute, a leading NGO that focuses on the transformation to a world that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. An Ashoka Fellow and an ENR Award of Excellence recipient, Jason is the founder and creator of the Living Building Challenge, widely considered the world s most progressive and stringent green building program. He is the author of six books, The Philosophy of Sustainable Design, The Dumb Architect's Guide to Glazing Solutions, The Ecological Engineer, Zugunrube, Transformational Thought, and Transformational Thought II.


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