Regenerative system design
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In the southeast, our built environment will benefit from the productive and functional ecological systems needed to address impacts on natural systems to support forthcoming population growth, energy, and food production demands. Through precedent study analysis, interpretation, and current regenerative rating systems evaluation, regenerative design principles are applied to a ten-acre urban site in Athens, Georgia, to show how a systems-based design can restore ecological function within the built environment, while meeting energy and food production demands. The design application reveals the components critical to regenerative design, and illustrates how they are applied to a conceptual site design; it may also be utilized as a template for laypersons, landscape architects, or other design professionals interested in regenerative design for urban areas in the built environment.