The idea of regeneration has clearly caught hold in the building and community development world. It’s starting to show up everywhere. But how can we tell whether a project is or will be regenerative? In embracing the term, are we in danger of demeaning its power if we don’t fully understand it? Is it just green building at its best—carbon neutrality; 100% renewable energy, all recycled materials? Or is it more, and if so what?
At Regenesis, we see it as not just “more”, but actually a different order of working, one that strives for a different order of effect. For example, a regenerative project, or community must, at minimum, manifest all four of these qualitative attributes.Inspirational — Regenerative projects inspire because they play meaningful, contributing roles within the larger human and natural communities in which they’re embedded. Equally important, they provide meaningful roles, creating opportunities for all participants (designers, builders, More