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A quote from Winston Churchill, as seen in the Palo Alto Arts Center’s current architecture exhibit: ‘We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.’ Maybe green design can help us where we fail to make changes?

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Otis’s post in The Thought Kitchen reminded me of the importance of visual cues to trigger personal action. In his post, Otis shares his impressions from his recent trip to Vienna. The Austrian capital is alive with many green visual cues. Very similar to what I saw during my last trip to Paris, it seems, including the Velib bikes. We are sensing beings. Cues of that nature are much more powerful than lectures, and to do lists. We may not be able to feel the effects of global warming directly, at least not yet, but we can feel the joy, and surprise from green installations, all over our cities.

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