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Thursday, June 20 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Re-Wilding Human Habitat

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Regenerative Design stands above mere sustainability by suggesting that reaching balance, in the face of global climate change and the social inequity that accompanies it, is no longer enough. It suggests that we must instead restore each Place we encounter to a condition of wholeness. Seeing nature as inspiration is a key step in restoring our buildings, neighborhoods, communities, and cities to their full potential.

To leverage nature, a critical shift in philosophy is taking place. The built environment is no longer simply a “machine for living” as we have been taught by our modernist, international-style roots. Instead, a new notion of shared and intensely local habitat for people is coming into focus; one that is informed by the simple truth that WE ARE NATURE.

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Amanda Sturgeon

Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA is the CEO of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). She is the author of Creating Biophilic Buildings, the founder and driving force behind the organization’s Biophilic Design Initiative and is a sought-after expert on biophilic design around the world. Amanda is an award-winning architect who enjoyed a successful 15-year career working to harmonize the relationship between peo... Read More →