Regenerative Development and Design

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In this groundbreaking course, students will draw inspiration and practice processes from the ability of natural living systems (human and nature’) to self-organize to higher levels of complexity and dynamic stability, and apply that understanding as a means to redefine how we design for and think about the built environment, the social and ecological aspect of community and the role of designers. Living systems and how we have the potential to work in cooperative exchange is the missing ‘half’ of the sustainability movement.

Class begins Friday evening at 7:00 PM with a lecture, and runs 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.



Land and Community Planning


Intermediate, Professional


  • Sterling College: 2 Continuing Education Units ($260 additional)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA): 35 HSW Learning Units

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