Discussion paper

Regenerative cities - making cities work for people and planet: background paper

1 May 2017
DOI

http://doi.org/10.25916/5ce8b8d72f9d2
Description

Cities today absorb the bulk of the world’s natural resources, and their solid, liquid and gaseous wastes are often carelessly dumped somewhere in nature. But ‘environmental boomerangs’ are increasingly in evidence: In their own self-interest, cities urgently need to reduce their environmental impacts and ecological footprints, and to contribute towards regenerating damaged ecosystems. 

We need to think not just about sustaining the world's badly damaged ecosystems in an increasingly degraded condition, but about making strenuous efforts to regenerate them. Regenerative development is about giving back as well as taking – maintaining a proactive relationship between an urbanising humanity and the world’s ecosystems, and nurturing nature’s dynamism and abundance whilst drawing on its income.

Publication Details
Identifiers: 
doi: 
10.25916/5ce8b8d72f9d2
Language: 
English
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All Rights Reserved
Published year only: 
2017
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