Sustainable Development Goals Series

Regenerative-Adaptive Design for Sustainable Development

A Pattern Language Approach

Authors: Roös, Phillip B.

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  • Proposes a new theory for the sustainable development and planning of human settlements and cities
  • Explores the human-nature relationship patterns between people and their natural environments
  • Uniquely incorporates information on advanced indigenous knowledge systems
  • Charters a new pattern language that embeds the biophilia hypothesis within design and planning practice
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In this book, the author tests a regenerative-adaptive pattern language theory towards investigating the possibilities of a holistic, integrated design and planning method for sustainable development that incorporates the principles of regenerative design, as well as an adaptive pattern language that re-establishes our wholeness with nature, and considers the vulnerabilities of a changing landscape. The book examines an integral approach to contemporary theories of planning and design that explores the human-nature relationship patterns in social and spatial interconnections, between people and their natural environments. The interconnectedness of human and natural systems is used to scaffold possible solutions to address key environmental and sustainability issues that specifically address the need for patterns of behaviour that acknowledge the duality of ‘man and nature’.

In 12 chapters, the book presents a holistic, regenerative-adaptive pattern language that encapsulates how communities can better appreciate landscape change under future climate effects, and acknowledges the importance to adapt to patterns of change of place and the environment and therefore inform the communities’ responses for sustainable development. The application of the regenerative-adaptive pattern language was tested along the Great Ocean Road region of the Victorian coast in Australia. The concluding chapters argues that for human settlements and cities to be resilient and sustainable, we must understand the interconnected patterns of human-built environments and natural systems, and how we function in a social-spatial dimension with these. The book is intended for practitioners and academic scholars with interest in sustainable development, regenerative design, pattern languages, biophilia, settlement planning, and climate change adaptation.

About the authors

Dr. Phillip B. Roös is known internationally as a leader in Environmental Design. He is an ecological systems inspired architect, designer, planner and strategist for regenerative architecture, sustainable urban developments, infrastructure and landscapes. He is currently the director of the Live+Smart Research Laboratory at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, Deakin University. His research interests are centred on the human-nature relationship and the identification of optimised design processes based on a regenerative-adaptive design and pattern language system. Consequently, he has developed an integral based theory towards investigating the possibilities of a holistic integrated design and planning method that re-establishes our wholeness with nature, and considers the vulnerabilities of a changing landscape.

In professional practice he has been working as a design professional for over 30 years on an extensive range of small to large-scale projects in Europe, Africa and Australasia. His work is influenced by whole systems thinking and his application of environmental design is closely related to the ordering of the large-scale aspects of the environment by means of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, biophilic design, urban design and ecological planning.


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook 96,29 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Regenerative-Adaptive Design for Sustainable Development
Book Subtitle
A Pattern Language Approach
Authors
Series Title
Sustainable Development Goals Series
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-53234-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-53234-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-53233-8
Series ISSN
2523-3084
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 247
Number of Illustrations
78 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
Topics