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Designing for Hope : Pathways to Regenerative Sustainability - Dominique Hes

Designing for Hope

Pathways to Regenerative Sustainability

Paperback Published: 23rd October 2014
ISBN: 9781138800625
Number Of Pages: 252

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A forward looking book on sustainable design that describes problems and then, by providing a different way to conceptualise design and development, leads on to examples of regenerative solutions.

Its aim is to move the discussion away from doing less, but still detracting from our ecological capital, to positively contributing and adding to this capital. This book offers a hopeful response to the often frightening changes and challenges we face; arguing that we can actively create a positive and abundant future through mindful, contributive engagement that is rooted in a living systems based worldview.

Concepts and practices such as Regenerative Development, Biophilic Design, Biomimicry, Permaculture and Positive Development are explored through interviews and case studies from the built environment to try and answer questions such as: 'How can projects focus on creating a positive ecological footprint and contribute to community?'; How can we as practitioners restore and enrich the relationships in our projects?; and 'How does design focus hope and create a positive legacy?'.

Industry Reviews

Designing for Hope provides excellent resources and recommendations for further reading. It would be equally at home on the bookshelf of academics, students, and practitioners in any of the disciplines that work in sustainable urban design, and useful for any decision-maker involved in the planning and design of our cities and towns.’ - Lia Labuschange, Earthworks

Designing for Hope marshalls ideas, tools, techniques, the social and personal agencies and the motivating ideas required to change direction. Theirs is not a utopian vision - although vision is indispensable - but a set of processes with the potential at least to stop the rot and re-invigorate organic growth and human sensibility.’ - Malcolm Skilbeck

Designing for Hope represents a timely, important and necessary contribution to the literature that provides a powerful characterization of current and alternative world views. It also offers a comprehensive coverage of the scope and emphasis of regenerative sustainability.’ - BRI Review, Raymond J. Cole University of British Columbia, Canada

Section 1: Introduction
1. Why do we need regenerative sustainability?

Section 2: The ethos
2. An ecological worldview
3. Reconnecting with nature

Section 3: Process
4. Positive Development
5. Regenerative design and development
6. Permaculture increasing food security in cities

Section 4: Action
7. The Living Building Challenge
8. Other tools and approaches

Section 5: Bringing it Home

9. Lessons for the reflective practitioner
10. On being a hummingbird Epilogue Resources

ISBN: 9781138800625
ISBN-10: 1138800627
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 23rd October 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 1

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