Ecologies of Construction

Creative use of containers at India Wharf.

Container City at India Wharf, London, UK. (Image courtesy of Prof. John Fernandez.)


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Spring 2007



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Ecologies of Construction examines the resource requirements for the making and maintenance of the contemporary built environment. This course introduces the field of industrial ecology as a primary source of concepts and methods in the mapping of material and energy expenditures dedicated to construction activities.

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John Fernandez. 4.406 Ecologies of Construction. Spring 2007. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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