'Redefining Sustainability' is the title of my fifth year architectural thesis. The project sought a deeper understanding of sustainability and the issues at its core. I wanted to look at sustainability beyond the green-washing and checklist based development that pervades the current trend of 'green' architecture. Sustainability is not a matter of simply applying eco-friendly materials or providing parking for electric vehicles. It requires systemic changes to how we development and a rethinking of what our actual needs are for any specific use. Sustainability doesn't start at the scale of an individual building; it requires a holistic approach across all scales of development. At the heart of the project was looking at sustainable development across a variety of scales and then applying it to a theoretical project in Long Beach, CA.