Pathways to a Regenerative Future: Zoom Regenerative 3

What an inspiring exploration of regenerative futures on last nights Zoom Regenerative call. It was wonderful to hear experiences and thinking from three positive and passionate presenters, and to share and discuss with participants across the globe, from West Coast US, through Canada, Europe to India and Australia.

Whilst we talk of a post Covid19 environment, we will for a good while yet be in a bridging period of living with Covid19. Zoom Regenerative explores what that bridging and indeed post Covid19 environment would and should look like.

Martin introduced the session with a quote from Rachel Carsons Silent Spring, written in 1962 but as fresh and as relevant for today, “We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost’s familiar poem, they are not equally fair … The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. the other fork of the road, the one less travelled by, offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.”

Paul Wilkinson outlined the development of digital and data within the UK construction and built environment sector, focusing on Smart Buildings, citing the Edge building dashboard, and a future of connected digital twins for extended building clusters and developments.

Jelena Brajkovic’s journey through Neo- Nature, where computing and digitalisation meets nature was exciting, fascinating and yet worrying. Can bio-media replace or compliment nature, in our need for nature connectivity within the built environment?

With sustainability professionals set to emerge as key in driving and managing sustainability actions for post lockdown, Virginia Cinquemani’s exploration of Resilience was important and timely. We will be looking at many varied approaches to sustainability, so well worth being in mind the Nelson Mandela quote Virginia used “sometimes you win, sometimes you learn’

Zoom Regenerative meets again on Tuesday 5th May.

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