Designing more-than-human urban places

Dunn, Nick (2023) Designing more-than-human urban places. In: Flourish by Design :. Routledge, London, pp. 22-25. ISBN 9781032507682

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The idea that design should be human centred seems increasingly precarious given the anthropogenic impacts we have made and continue to have upon the planet. Our relentless quest for the future has produced an astounding array of highly beneficial places, products, and services. In some instances, design has literally been lifesaving. It has, however, also led to serious environmental damage, destruction of ecosystems and habitats, pollution, and risking animal lives, and it continues to contribute towards climate change. There is no doubt that as a species, we are unusual. Our lives carry a different sense of purpose than those of other species, and this separation has increased over time. This essay, therefore, argues for us to fundamentally rethink the ways we develop and deliver urban places, enabling all of us to move towards ethical and convivial more-than-human cities and flourish together.

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