Did you know that 97% of homes in Copenhagen have district heating? Listen to architect Bjarke Ingels talk about the design challenge, how to build units sustainability with architectural alchemy and public participation, create spontaneous social encounters, and a public service market place. How do we take the symbol of the problem and turn it into fun--a CO2 smoke ring? How does a power plant in Copenhagen include a park and a man-made mountain for skiing?
In the good society, architects become designers of ecosystems and integrate our consumption and left-overs into our built environment. His work is one of the best examples of social innovation and truly integrated thinking we need for our sustainable future(s).