|The Hannover Principles|
Expo 2000, a World Fair, was held in the City of Hannover, Germany
To assist those who cannot find a copy I have reproduced the Principles below. However you should also refer to the book which explains the Principles in greater detail.
in a healthy, supportive, diverse and sustainable condition.
The elements of human design interact with a depend upon the natural world, with broad and diverse implications at every scale. Explore design considerations to recognise even distant effects.
Consider all aspects of human settlement including community, dwelling, industry and trade in terms of existing an evolving connections between spiritual and material consciousness.4 Accept responsibility for the consequences of design decisions upon human well-being, the viability of natural systems and their right to coexist.
Do not burden future generations with requirements for maintenance or vigilant administration of potential danger due to careless creation of products, processes or standards.
Evaluate and optimise the full life cycle of products and processes, to approach the state of natural ecosystems, in which there is no waste.
Human designs should, like the living world, derive their creative forces from perpetual solar income. Incorporate this energy efficiently and safely for responsible use.
No human creation lasts forever and design does not solve all problems. Those who create and plan should practice humility in the face of nature. Treat nature as a model and mentor, not as an inconvenience to be evaded or controlled.
Encourage direct and open communication between colleagues, patrons, manufacturers and users to link long term sustainable considerations with the ethic of responsibility, and re-establish the integral relationship between natural processes and human activity.
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