REGENERATIVE DEVELOPMENT

In times of great crisis is when we find great opportunities. Our material well-being continues to increase, yet the forces of financial capital, the extraction economy, and consumer society put us into an ecological crisis and species extinction on a massive scale. This is the greatest challenge humankind has ever faced, and it brings us the greatest opportunity we could ever imagine. We are all invited to participate.

Below you can see a diagram made by Bill Reed of the Regenesis Group that neatly illustrates the levels of development from conventional to regenerative. As you can see with sustainable objectives we are usually falling short in the larger scheme of thigns. In fact in most cases where human activity takes place it’s only through regeneration first that we can consider a long term sustainable situation.

Copyright Bill Reed (2012) Regenerative Development and Design