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Introduction

Herbert Girardet

Prof. Herbert Girardet is a prolific author, conference speaker and international consultant in the field of cultural and urban ecology. He is a recipient of a UN ‘Global 500 Award for Outstanding Environmental Achievements', a member of the Club of Rome, and the World Academy of Art and Science, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is a former chairman of the Schumacher Society, UK, and a trustee of the charity Artists Project Earth. He is a co-founder, former programme director and honorary member of the World Future Council. In 2003 he was inaugural ‘Thinker in Residence’ in Adelaide, developing regenerative development strategies for South Australia which have been largely implemented. Most recently he has been working extensively in the Middle East and also in Bristol. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creating Regenerative Cities

Routledge, 2015

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... as well as the one-way transfer of plant nutrients from the land to the sea. Source: H. Girardet. Urban systems theory for the 21st century These are matters that should be central to discussions about the future of cities. But the position...

Petropolis goes global

Herbert Girardet

Prof. Herbert Girardet is a prolific author, conference speaker and international consultant in the field of cultural and urban ecology. He is a recipient of a UN ‘Global 500 Award for Outstanding Environmental Achievements', a member of the Club of Rome, and the World Academy of Art and Science, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is a former chairman of the Schumacher Society, UK, and a trustee of the charity Artists Project Earth. He is a co-founder, former programme director and honorary member of the World Future Council. In 2003 he was inaugural ‘Thinker in Residence’ in Adelaide, developing regenerative development strategies for South Australia which have been largely implemented. Most recently he has been working extensively in the Middle East and also in Bristol. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creating Regenerative Cities

Routledge, 2015

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... burned to clear land for food and palm oil crops, as here in neighbouring Malaysia. Such local air pollution also significantly adds to global climate problems. Source: H. Girardet If Africa has been ‘under-polluted’ from local emissions...

Agropolis, the city in its local landscape

Herbert Girardet

Prof. Herbert Girardet is a prolific author, conference speaker and international consultant in the field of cultural and urban ecology. He is a recipient of a UN ‘Global 500 Award for Outstanding Environmental Achievements', a member of the Club of Rome, and the World Academy of Art and Science, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is a former chairman of the Schumacher Society, UK, and a trustee of the charity Artists Project Earth. He is a co-founder, former programme director and honorary member of the World Future Council. In 2003 he was inaugural ‘Thinker in Residence’ in Adelaide, developing regenerative development strategies for South Australia which have been largely implemented. Most recently he has been working extensively in the Middle East and also in Bristol. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creating Regenerative Cities

Routledge, 2015

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... von Thünen, H. Girardet and R. Lawrence To get to grips with the give and take between human settlements and the natural resources they depend on it may be useful to look back at traditional land use practices. In his book The Isolated...

Case studies, part 2

Herbert Girardet

Prof. Herbert Girardet is a prolific author, conference speaker and international consultant in the field of cultural and urban ecology. He is a recipient of a UN ‘Global 500 Award for Outstanding Environmental Achievements', a member of the Club of Rome, and the World Academy of Art and Science, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is a former chairman of the Schumacher Society, UK, and a trustee of the charity Artists Project Earth. He is a co-founder, former programme director and honorary member of the World Future Council. In 2003 he was inaugural ‘Thinker in Residence’ in Adelaide, developing regenerative development strategies for South Australia which have been largely implemented. Most recently he has been working extensively in the Middle East and also in Bristol. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creating Regenerative Cities

Routledge, 2015

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... the world's best example of intra-urban organic food production, involving large numbers of city people. Source: H. Girardet Urban farming comes in three main forms – cooperative gardens (organiponicos), private gardens (huertos privados)...

Case studies, part 1

Herbert Girardet

Prof. Herbert Girardet is a prolific author, conference speaker and international consultant in the field of cultural and urban ecology. He is a recipient of a UN ‘Global 500 Award for Outstanding Environmental Achievements', a member of the Club of Rome, and the World Academy of Art and Science, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is a former chairman of the Schumacher Society, UK, and a trustee of the charity Artists Project Earth. He is a co-founder, former programme director and honorary member of the World Future Council. In 2003 he was inaugural ‘Thinker in Residence’ in Adelaide, developing regenerative development strategies for South Australia which have been largely implemented. Most recently he has been working extensively in the Middle East and also in Bristol. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creating Regenerative Cities

Routledge, 2015

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... ecosystems? Source: H. Girardet and R. Lawrence The following case studies show that regenerative urban development is not a utopian pipe dream but that aspects of it are becoming a reality in various places around the world. The spectrum...

Living in Petropolis

Herbert Girardet

Prof. Herbert Girardet is a prolific author, conference speaker and international consultant in the field of cultural and urban ecology. He is a recipient of a UN ‘Global 500 Award for Outstanding Environmental Achievements', a member of the Club of Rome, and the World Academy of Art and Science, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is a former chairman of the Schumacher Society, UK, and a trustee of the charity Artists Project Earth. He is a co-founder, former programme director and honorary member of the World Future Council. In 2003 he was inaugural ‘Thinker in Residence’ in Adelaide, developing regenerative development strategies for South Australia which have been largely implemented. Most recently he has been working extensively in the Middle East and also in Bristol. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creating Regenerative Cities

Routledge, 2015

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... Living in Petropolis Figure 3.1: Petropolis, the modern city, systemically dependent for all its functions on a wide spectrum of fossil fuel technologies. Modern transport systems enable it to be globally connected. Source: H. Girardet...

The urban metabolism

Herbert Girardet

Prof. Herbert Girardet is a prolific author, conference speaker and international consultant in the field of cultural and urban ecology. He is a recipient of a UN ‘Global 500 Award for Outstanding Environmental Achievements', a member of the Club of Rome, and the World Academy of Art and Science, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is a former chairman of the Schumacher Society, UK, and a trustee of the charity Artists Project Earth. He is a co-founder, former programme director and honorary member of the World Future Council. In 2003 he was inaugural ‘Thinker in Residence’ in Adelaide, developing regenerative development strategies for South Australia which have been largely implemented. Most recently he has been working extensively in the Middle East and also in Bristol. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creating Regenerative Cities

Routledge, 2015

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... Whilst landfills have been falling out of favour in some countries, much domestic waste still ends up there, such as here in the Saudi desert. Source: H. Girardet The problem of the entropy of materials becomes very evident when we take...

Ecopolis, the regenerative city

Herbert Girardet

Prof. Herbert Girardet is a prolific author, conference speaker and international consultant in the field of cultural and urban ecology. He is a recipient of a UN ‘Global 500 Award for Outstanding Environmental Achievements', a member of the Club of Rome, and the World Academy of Art and Science, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is a former chairman of the Schumacher Society, UK, and a trustee of the charity Artists Project Earth. He is a co-founder, former programme director and honorary member of the World Future Council. In 2003 he was inaugural ‘Thinker in Residence’ in Adelaide, developing regenerative development strategies for South Australia which have been largely implemented. Most recently he has been working extensively in the Middle East and also in Bristol. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creating Regenerative Cities

Routledge, 2015

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... Ecopolis The regenerative city Figure 6.1: Ecopolis – the city that reconnects to its local hinterland, utilising new renewable energy and regenerative, soil restoring food production systems. Credit: H. Girardet and R. Lawrence...