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Concrete CitiesWhy We Need to Build Differently$
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Rob Imrie

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781529220513

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2022

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529220513.001.0001

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Building and Construction That Cares

Building and Construction That Cares

(p.209) 10 Building and Construction That Cares
Concrete Cities

Rob Imrie

Policy Press

The final chapter, chapter 10, begins by noting that there are much better ways to build than at present. Different worlds can be crafted enabling people to live in more humane ways that are respectful of ecology and the environment. Building and construction practices need to reject the ‘more of everything’ approach, and shift towards a quality-based paradigm in which crafting becomes the basis for the design and production of the built environment. The chapter considers how far an ethics and politics of care and caring can be instilled into the construction of places, and discusses what a caring building ethic refers to and may entail in practice (see Bates, et al, 2017). Here, an important focus relates to learning about how care and building may be conjoined, including discussion of the pedagogic and practical challenges in creating caring building values and practices.

Keywords:   Care and design, Ethics of care, Caring building ethic, Quality based paradigm, Craft-based building, Humane living

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