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From Neighbourhood To Bioregion: The City as a Living System

2022-10-04T10:10:09+00:00October 24th, 2018|food systems, newsletter, urban-rural|

The Greek physician Hippocrates described the effects of “airs, waters, and places” on the health of individuals and communities. The industrial age distracted us from this whole-systems understanding of the world - but we are now learning again to think of cities as habitats, and as ecosystems, that co-exist on a single living planet. (Chapter for a new Cite du Design book)

Back To The Land: Design Agenda For Bioregions

2022-10-10T12:59:02+00:00May 29th, 2017|urban-rural|

To effect the system change we yearn for, we need a shared purpose that diverse groups people can relate to, and support, whatever their other differences. My candidate for that connective idea is the bioregion. A bioregion re-connects us with living systems, and each other, through the places where we live. It acknowledges that we live among watersheds, foodsheds, fibersheds, and food systems – not just in cities, towns, or ‘the countryside’.

Earth Repair In Your Bioregion: Short Course at @SchumacherColl

2022-10-04T10:10:15+00:00April 8th, 2017|urban-rural|

Ecological restoration adds new kinds of value to planning and design. On this short course, I introduce you to projects, framed by their bioregion, in urban, peri-urban and rural contexts: regenerative agriculture; civic ecology; green infrastructure; river recovery; wetlands restoration; blue-green corridors; pollinator pathways; urban forests; and the use of plants to restore polluted soil

The Good Work In Urban-Rural

2023-05-09T09:47:51+00:00October 4th, 2022|bioregioning, food systems, urban-rural|

A new course in Sweden asks, “what will a self-sufficient Hällefors Municipality taste like in 2030?” By turning ‘would-be-nice’ ideas into tangible prototypes, it turns ecological transition from an aspiration, into a practice. Included here: 20x emerging new livelihoods - from Edible Food Forests, to School-Farm Biocantines


2023-04-28T11:47:33+00:00September 13th, 2022|


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