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Set against a backdrop of continuing environmental pressure and uncertainty, this studio seeks alternative modes of architecture that respond holistically to the interrelated problems which occur when a city is designed for maximum efficiency. This studio investigates the possibility for architecture to serve the common wealth of all by creating a new form of urban ecology. Throughout this studio we not only investigate innovative architectural prototypes, but also examine a diverse set of issues related to sustainability and quality of life. Projects respond to problems that are impossible to resolve through technical means alone, examining issues which require significant changes in human values and relationships in order to address them.