21st Century Development: Regeneration, Sustainability and Equity

Regenerative design in the 21st century strives to provide sustainable development: a healthy environment for all people and living systems now and in a dynamic future. Professionals from architecture, engineering and other fields are partnering with public officials, private sector and nonprofit leaders to reimagine the practice of development and bring 21st Century Development concepts to life around the world.


  • Describe how regenerative design can be integrated into any community development project at all scales.
  • Examine the Living Community Challenge as a tool to guide the creation of regenerative development goals.
  • Develop a process to integrate regeneration, sustainability and equity into the design of a development.
  • Connect regenerative design to sustainable and equitable development.

Richard Graves, AIA, Director and Associate Professor, Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR), University of Minnesota, College of Design
Richard is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Building Research and an associate professor in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota.  From 2012 to 2014, he was the Executive Director of the International Living Future Institute, leading the operations and strategic efforts around all of the Institute’s signature programs. His research focuses on regenerative design as a fundamentally new approach that must be required of architecture across scales (from the building to the neighborhood to the city) to achieve sustainable and resilient urban development in a dynamic world.

Submitted for approval of 2 AIA LU

Event postponed until 2021.


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