Regenerative Design stands above mere sustainability by suggesting that reaching balance, in the face of global climate change and the social inequity that accompanies it, is no longer enough. It suggests that we must instead restore each Place we encounter to a condition of wholeness. Seeing nature as (free) technology is a key step in restoring our buildings, neighborhoods, communities, and cities to their full potential.
To leverage this technology a critical shift in philosophy is taking place. The built environment is no longer simply a “machine for living” as we have been taught by our modernist, international-style roots. Instead, a new notion of shared and intensely local habitat for people is coming into focus; one that is informed by the simple truth that WE ARE NATURE.
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