The Heartbeat of a Living Tradition

The heartbeat of a living tradition is four simple words: "we do this because…" If you put every pattern in a language of architecture in these terms, it opens up the "why" of each pattern, allowing everyone to think again. It's essential for people to know why they do what they do, if you hope to get the millions of people building in a sustainable way again… because sustainability isn't something you buy at the hardware store. It starts with changing ourselves because the benefits of changes in our behavior dwarf any changes that corporate research departments might be able to deliver.

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