Over the past 20 years the modern 'green' building movement has increased the capabilities of design and building professionals to conceive projects that reduce greenhouse gases, increase resource efficiency and utilise more sustainable materials.
'Green' buildings and infrastructure, however, are simply not enough to address the ecological crisis we now face. Even our 'greenest' buildings are only slowing global warming and still create significant negative externalities which are adding to our accrued ecological ‘debt’.
Underpinned by a powerful regenerative design approach and over three decades of applied practice, Bill Reed will discuss how every urban building and infrastructure project can act as an acupuncture point for healing human-to-nature and human-to-human relationships, thereby demonstrating the latent potential of humanity’s ability to reverse climate change and produce ecological ‘dividends'.
About The Speakers:
Bill Reed is an internationally recognised practitioner, teacher, and authority in integrative systems design, sustainability, and regenerative community planning and implementation. Bill is a principal in Regenesis Group – an organisation working to lift human activities into full integration and evolution with living systems. His work centres on creating and implementing a whole and living-systems engagement and design process; realising exponential value to the qualities of life within projects, communities and their ecosystem.
Jason Twill is an Innovation Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer within the Department of Design, Architecture and Building at the University Technology Sydney. Jason leads research into regenerative urbanism, housing affordability and the sharing economy.
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