Green Dream: How Future Cities Can Outsmart Nature

Maas, Winy, Ulf Hackauf, and Pirjo Haikola. Green Dream: How Future Cities Can Outsmart Nature. Rotterdam: NAi Publishers, 2010.

Green Dream describes the issues facing green and sustainable design in both broad strokes and minute detail. Rather than beat around the bush and repeat platitudes, the authors deconstruct tropes of green design. By cutting through the bullshit of greenwashing and criticizing the over-reliance on performance and symbolism, this book manages to capture the essence of what architects today need to focus on.