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Regenerative design

Regenerative design is more than just a design approach; it is a process-oriented, whole-systems methodology that focuses on restoring, renewing, and revitalizing the very sources of energy and materials it utilizes. Embracing the term “regenerative,” this approach employs whole-systems thinking to craft resilient and equitable systems that harmonize the needs of society with the integrity of nature.

At the forefront of this movement, a new generation of designers is applying ecologically inspired principles to transform various domains, including agriculture, architecture, community planning, cities, enterprises, economics, and ecosystem regeneration. Drawing insights from systems ecology, these designers integrate resilient models observed in closed-loop systems, recognizing that ecosystems thrive because of their ability to operate within self-sustaining cycles.

On this platform, we explore how regenerative design seeks feedback at every stage of the design process, creating a dynamic and responsive approach to sustainable innovation. Join us in discovering the transformative potential of regenerative design as we navigate the intersection of research, academia, and practical application for a more sustainable and regenerative future.

REGENERATIVEDESIGN.WORLD is the result of pioneering research conducted at the university of KU Leuven, led by architects Luc Eeckhout and Didier El-Bacha.

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