Can design repair the planet?
Regenerative design – what is it, who is doing it well and how we can all play our part? In this podcast episode, Dr Michelle Dickinson is joined by Jennifer Lenhart, Cities Lead at World Wildlife Fund and Josef Hargrave, Arup’s Global Foresight Leader. Together, they unpack these questions and provide actionable design ideas we can all use to help repair the planet.
Regenerative design is about the pathway to a world where human and natural systems coexist and coevolve in harmony, and essentially when we’re no longer doing harm to the planet. ” Josef Hargrave Global Foresight Lead, Arup
Investing in nature in your city and regenerative design is not just about minimising environmental impact or improving ecosystem health, it’s about people. ” Jennifer Lenhart Cities Lead, World Wildlife Fund
Rebalancing and restoring our relationship with nature
Regenerative design is a process of restoring nature so humans and natural systems can co-exist and co-evolve in harmony. It is our pathway to a net-positive future, and a long-term shift to how humans interact with the natural environment, says Josef Hargrave. Read more
Reduce, Restore, Remove: a call to action
Reduce emissions, restore the natural environment, and remove carbon from the atmosphere. We need to act across these three complementary approaches to limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and avoid the worst effects of climate change.