Towards a regenerative paradigm for the built environment

Show simple item record Du Plessis, Chrisna 2013-11-27T08:21:52Z 2013-11-27T08:21:52Z 2012-01
dc.description.abstract The concept of regenerative design and development is situated within the broader theoretical context of sustainability. The emerging regenerative paradigm is contrasted with the two current sustainability paradigms – internationally negotiated ‘idealistic’ public policy and private sector ‘Ecological Modernization’ – that seek to maintain the status quo. Each of these sustainability paradigms is explained though a brief historical narrative to illustrate their response to broader social pressures, the main critiques of each and some commonalities. It is argued that the dominant sustainability paradigms are reaching the limitations of their usefulness due to their conceptual foundation in an inappropriate mechanistic worldview and their tacit support of a modernization project that prevents effective engagement with a complex, dynamic and living world. The regenerative paradigm provides an alternative that is explicitly designed to engage with a living world through its emphasis on a co-creative partnership with nature based on strategies of adaptation, resilience and regeneration. It provides a foundation for a sustainability paradigm that is relevant to an ecological worldview. en
dc.description.librarian hb2013 en
dc.description.librarian ai2014
dc.description.uri en
dc.identifier.citation Chrisna du Plessis (2012) Towards a regenerative paradigm for the built environment, Building Research & Information, 40 :1, 7-22, DOI : 10.1080/09613218.2012.628548 en
dc.identifier.issn 0961-3218 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1466-4321 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/09613218.2012.628548
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.rights © Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Building Research and Information, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 7-22, 2012. Building Research and Information is available online at : en
dc.subject Built environment en
dc.subject Ecologism en
dc.subject Regenerative design en
dc.subject Sustainable building en
dc.subject Urban sustainability en
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable design en
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable architecture en
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable buildings -- Design and construction en
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable construction en
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable urban development en
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable living en
dc.subject.lcsh Green moverment en
dc.title Towards a regenerative paradigm for the built environment en
dc.type Postprint Article en

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