March 26, 2021

Co-creation in an ecosystem

Regenerative Development and Design is an approach related to the soft system methodology (Checkland, 2000) and “positions humans as co-creative and mutually-evolving participants in an ecosystem—not just a built environment.”

“To create a design with true sustainability, considerations must extend far beyond siting, materials, and efficiency. Designers must look at the place, its inhabitants, and the purpose—the whole living ecosystem—and proceed with their work from that more humbling perspective. The finished product should itself be an ecosystem and sustainable economy, which is the root of the regenerative development approach.”