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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

2022-11-03T10:37:11+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


2022-10-05T11:38:19+00:00September 13th, 2022|


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From Control, to Kinship: Ecological Restoration in a More Than Human World

2022-10-04T13:56:36+00:00June 10th, 2022|knowing, nature-connection|

(Keynote talk in China) A just transition will happen when we see nature differently, relate to nature differently, and understand the purpose of development differently. So, can AI foster new ways of knowing and being in the world? Can it be medium of attention; a medium of connection; a medium of relationship with the living world?

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