features Bill McDonough and David Johnson predictions for 2011

On January 1, ran green design predictions for the new year, and thoughts from our partners, thought leaders and architects Bill McDonough and David Johnson, were in the mix.

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Here’s the introduction to the post:

“As we kick off 2011 this fine Saturday, there’s no better time to reflect on the year passed and to make some predictions as to what the coming year may hold. In what’s become a bit of a tradition here at Inhabitat, we asked some of our favorite movers and shakers in the green design space to share their forecasts for what 2011 may mean for sustainable design, architecture and the natural and social environment. From the proliferation of share programs and bike culture, to eco-innovations in technology to make building and energy management easier — read on what some of the most eminent minds in the green design world have to say about 2011…”

The predictions included McDonough and Johnson as well as eight others such as Eco-Fabulous diva Zem Joaquin and architect Michelle Kaufmann, who included this in her post:

“Cradle to Cradle becomes mainstream: While C2C enthusiasts have been working hard for years to offer innovations in building and product designs that follow the core principles outlined in William McDonough’s book Cradle to Cradle, 2011 is going to be a big year for those ideas to become reality for the masses. With the recent launch of the C2Cinstitute in California, backing these smart ideas with government policies are going to be huge.”