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iPad App Provides Guide To Building The Perfect Sustainable City

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Inspired by the Harvard Graduate School of Design‘s book, Ecological Urbanism, published in 2010, the school commissioned Portland-based interactive studio Second Story to transform the book into an iPad app. This app aims to be a resource that draws from the original text, focusing on sustainable city-building, but can also be updated with new projects and papers as needed, which is something a physical book would not be able to do. Available now for free here, the app shows how dynamic areas of study can benefit greatly from equally dynamic texts. With the world moving so fast, books can’t keep up – thus technology allows books to remain updated and relevant to our lives.

Courtesy of Fast Co. Design

Cite:Alison Furuto. "iPad App Provides Guide To Building The Perfect Sustainable City" 09 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>