The Nature of Positive

The Nature of Positive


I wanted to share the link to “The Nature of Positive,” a new article by Pamela Mang and Bill Reed appearing in Building Research & Information. The article discusses the concept of net positive design through the lens of regenerative development and an ecological worldview:

“Green building was developed from the sciences of the physical world and a mechanistic worldview. This is the same foundation that most of the thinking and technologies of the building industry rely on. It has produced an industry structure and culture in which the value of a building is still generally defined in terms of human benefit, most often measured in relatively short-term financial returns and human health. From this anthropocentric perspective, ‘ecological systems’ are resources or amenities to be managed and utilized for human purposes, so adding value to an ecological system must perforce mean making it more valuable to sustain human activity. The movement to More



At various times over the last twenty years, we at Regenesis have played with the idea of writing a book. Clearly this is the sort of thing that people can talk about for a long time but never do.

In recent years, as interest in regenerative design and development has become more widespread, the intention has become elevated to running-joke status  (“That goes in the book!”). Then, after launching The Regenerative Practitioner series last year and seeing just how powerful the interest in a regenerative approach truly is, we decided that we couldn’t wait any longer.

We are pleased to announce that we have signed a contract with Wiley to write that book, with a publication date in the fall of 2015. And, ushering the good news in with even more imminent good news, we are also pleased to announce that Designing for Hope: Regenerative Pathways to Sustainability, by Dr. Dominique Hes, More

The Regenerative Practitioner™ series: Enrolling now!


Writing to announce that we are now enrolling our fourth TRP series, which begins in July. Last year, we had over 50 practitioners enrolled. We’ve taken their constructive feedback and made some upgrades, so we’re very excited about this offering.

For more information, visit our website.