Sustain and Develop, the thirteenth volume from 306090 Books, investigates the contradictory yet potentially productive tension between our drive to develop and our growing realisation that unregulated growth is eroding the natural ecology in which we live. Sustain and Develop asks if it still possible to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet needs of their own. How can developingcountries undergoing rapid urbanization processes be brought actively into the debate? How can developed countries, with their own postindustrial landscapes and shrinking populations, adapt to a redefined global economy? Sustain and Develop provides a forum to investigate the tangle of interwoven issues and relationships that hold potential answers to these questions.
Joshua Bolchover is a curator, urban researcher, and architectural designer. He cofounded the curatorial, architectural design agency Newbetter in 2002. He teaches architecture at London Metropolitan University and has also taught at Cambridge University and the Architectural Association. He worked with Diller + Scofidio in New York compiling and designing the book Blur: The Making of Nothing. He was educated at Cambridge University and at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Jonathan D Solomon, is an American architect based in Hong Kong, and assistant professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. His essays and reviews have appeared in Log (New York), SPACE (Seoul), Urban China (Beijing) and other publications. He is the author of Pamphlet Architecture #26, 13 Projects for the Sheridan Expressway. Markestructure, a book on the privatization of urban infrastructure, is forthcoming. Solomon is a founding editor of 306090 Books.