We don't all have to own single family houses: a look at green alternatives

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This is a series where I take my lectures presented as adjunct professor teaching sustainable design at Ryerson University School of Interior Design in Toronto, and distill them down to a sort of Pecha Kucha slide show of 20 slides that take about 20 seconds each to read.

So many discussions about sustainable design focus on the built form, or the material it is made from. However there is a bigger and more fundamental discussion, about how we as people actually organize ourselves, and how the pattern of development can affect how we live, and how big our footprint on this earth really is.