SDG18 Visual Sustainability: dream or reality?

De Kock, Pieter and Carta, Silvio (2020) SDG18 Visual Sustainability: dream or reality? Working Paper. Figshare.

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SDG18 Visual Sustainability: dream or reality?
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Visual meaning plays such an important role in our daily lives that as an epistemological concept, visual sustainability is curiously absent from pedagogical and modern-day sustainability. Methods: A theoretical framework firstly unpacks how and why we ‘latch on’ to visual elements. Secondly, the construct of a high street is used to help understand more about visual meaning as urban phenomenon in the context of modern-day sustainability. Results: Simulation techniques, used in conjunction with other methods, can be a useful tool in experimenting with the complex relationship between visual affordance and physical use. Conclusion: Visual sustainability is closely aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDGs 3 and 11. But it does more. It orients us at both ends of life’s spectrum: in basic physiological needs, as well as in self-actualisation.

Keywords:Urban planning, sustainability, Community, Ambiguity, crossroads, Urban Studies
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K421 Urban Planning
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K440 Urban studies
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment
ID Code:41936
Deposited On:10 Aug 2020 10:35

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