“DESIGNING FOR HOPE: Pathways to regenerative sustainability”

Coming soon a new book by board member Dominique HES, academic at the University of Melbourne, and her collaborator Chrisna du Plessis, Associate Professor in the Department of Construction Economics at the University of Pretoria.

“This book offers a hopeful response to the often frightening changes and challenges we face; arguing that we can actively create a positive and abundant future through mindful, contributive engagement that is rooted in a living systems based worldview…

The intention is to provide inspiration to all kinds of designers and anyone working in the built environment, whether they are designing spaces and places, systems and processes, or simply new ways of being in the world so that they can find their own way of contributing to the creation of a thriving future.”

Concepts and practices such as Regenerative Development, Biophilic Design, Biomimicry, Permaculture and Positive Development are explored through interviews and case studies from the built environment to try and answer questions such as: ‘How can projects focus on creating a positive ecological footprint and contribute to community?’; How can we as practitioners restore and enrich the relationships in our projects?; and ‘How does design focus hope and create a positive legacy?’

Limited places for the launch of the book at the Melbourne Forum November 12 in Melbourne!
For further information, go on the Melbourne Forum website