THE ART CENTER SUMMIT | Designing Sustainable Mobility

Recommended Reading

An email query resulted in the following list of books and websites recommended by Summit participants. We hope you enjoy adding these titles to your reading list. They are in no particular order, and included books authored by Summit speakers.


Reconstructing Earth: Technology and Environment in the Age of Humans
Braden Allenby, 2005

Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil
David Goodstein, 2005

State of the World 2007: Our Urban Future
Worldwatch Institute, 2007

Bucky Works: Buckminster Fuller's Ideas Today
J. T. Baldwin

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
Paul Hawken, L. Hunter Lovins, Amory Lovins

Winning the Oil Endgame: Innovation for Profits, Jobs and Security
Amory B. Lovins, E. Kyle Datta, Odd-Even Bustnes and Jonathan G. Koomey

Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.


Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Jared Diamond, 2005

The Universe is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story
Brian Swimme

Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century
Alex Steffen

GEO Yearbook 2007: An Overview of Our Changing Environment
United Nations Environment Programme

The Way of The Scout
Tom Brown Jr.

The Green Imperative: Ecology and Ethics in Design and Architecture
Viktor Papanek, 1995

Materials Matter: Toward a Sustainable Materials Policy
Kenneth Geiser, 2001

The Ecology of Commerce
Paul Hawken

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It
Al Gore

The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius
Nancy C. Andreasen, 2005

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
William McDonough & Michael Braungart, 2002

Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash
Elizabeth Royte

Sex, Drink and Fast Cars
Stephen Bayley

Mid-Course Correction: Toward a Sustainable Enterprise: The Interface Model
Ray C. Anderson


Concrete Island
JG Ballard

The Monkey Wrench Gang
Edward Abbey


Kevin Kelly's website
with special mention of The Technium link as well as Cool Tools

The Long Now Foundation

World Business Council for Sustainable Development


Brunelleschi's Dome

The Bible