Ecological Design Collection

When you fight nature, you lose. As this Ecological Design Media Collection vividly brings to life, ecological design systems are far more efficient, economical, profitable and humane than current design norms.

 

In lieu of today’s failed brute-force approaches that attempt to dominate the natural world, these breakthrough innovators are demonstrating sophisticated ways of designing buildings, vehicles, technologies, cities and social systems to interact intelligently and harmoniously with living systems. These practices are far less harmful and toxic, and can actually restore natural capital and social capital. From systems thinking and Biomimicry to Green Chemistry, “social biomimicry,” urban design and clean technologies, this Collection will startle you with just how advanced the Ecological Design revolution is.

 

Biomimicry | JANINE BENYUS

Biomimicry

JANINE BENYUS

“How would nature deal with climate change? Drought? Rising CO2? Pollution? This is how we re-imagine the world. The better we understand the genius of na...

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Restoring Los Angeles: Healing the Nature of Our Cities | ANDY LIPKIS

Restoring Los Angeles: Healing the Nature of Our C...

ANDY LIPKIS

“The more we learn about how ecosystems operate, the more sustainably we can design our cities. Los Angeles was going to spend 20 billion dollars in disin...

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Intelligence in Nature | JEREMY NARBY

Intelligence in Nature

JEREMY NARBY

“Bees handle abstract concepts, slime molds solve mazes, and plants gauge the world around them. Science itself is evolving, moving away from a mechanical...

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The Ecological Design Revolution | JOHN TODD, PH.D.

The Ecological Design Revolution

JOHN TODD, PH.D.

“With nature’s instructions we can evolve a technological and social framework that can heal nature and human beings in a symbiotic harmony." &...

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Intellectual Ecology: Green Chemistry and Biomimicry | JOHN WARNER

Intellectual Ecology: Green Chemistry and Biomimic...

JOHN WARNER

“Why do we have dyes that cause cancer? Why do we have plasticizers that cause birth defects? At the end of the day, the fundamental thing is we’re ...

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Twelve Degrees of Freedom | GREG WATSON

Twelve Degrees of Freedom

GREG WATSON

“There was no leadership in the White House to talk about promoting offshore wind, even though it has really made significant gains in Europe. So, we did ...

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Restoration Writ Large: Unleashing the Potential of Nature and People for Large-Scale Ecosystem Restoration | JOHN LIU

Restoration Writ Large: Unleashing the Potential o...

JOHN LIU

“Right now, we say that our economy is derived from production and consumption of goods and services – the GDP. So, the total sum of the money on th...

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Reinventing Fire | AMORY LOVINS

Reinventing Fire

AMORY LOVINS

“Oil, by the way, is also finite. The Pentagon is prepared to need no oil, and the rest of us should too.” About this Talk Armed with scientific dat...

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