Bowie State University Architecture Seminar Paper Imagine looking back 50 years from the future.
The paper should include the following topics:
The paper is considered creative writing, non-fiction. It can be in first person, research or reflection.
*Minimum 3 sources (books)*
Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy
Below is an outline submitted for midterms
Outline: Looking Backward
– Looking back 50 years from the future would reveal some tremendous changes in the field of architecture.
– Human beings would have made some considerable changes in various aspects of architecture including sustainability, resilience, and equity.
– Looking back 50 years from the future would reveal some changes in the three principles of sustainability.
– Under the economic pillar, people would have made huge steps in terms of the economics of architecture (Bellamy, 2003).
– Socially, people would have created more social facilities which would have improved their social status.
– Architects will be responsible for developing sustainable buildings.
– Non-architects will be in a position to address problems in the field of architecture.
– The advancement in the level of technology will have allowed people to develop a high level of resilience (Armijo, 2012).
– People will be able to handle various spheres of life including the economics and the social aspect of architecture.
– The resilience levels would be critical at helping people to overcome different problems and challenges in life.
– Equity refers to the quality of being impartial.
– Looking 50 years from the future, people would have become more impartial in the architectural field.
– Equity as a concept would have dominated most architectural institutions and organizations (Jenks & Dempsey, 2005).
– It would also be the basis upon which the society would be formed.
– 50 years from the future would be dominated by significant advancement in all aspects of life.
– Most people would be embracing equity as a concept and this means that the society would be more impartial.
– Moreover, resilience levels would have grown to greater levels.
– Most of the economies and people would be in a pole position to sustain themselves.
Armijo, L. E. (Ed.). (2012). Debating the global financial architecture. SUNY Press.
Bellamy, E. (2003). Looking Backward: 2000-1887. Broadview Press.
Jamieson, Claire & Robinson, Dickon & Worthington, John & Cole, Caroline. (2011). The future for Architects?
Jenks, M., & Dempsey, N. (2005). Future forms and design for sustainable cities. Routledge.