Doughnut Economics in the built environment

Webinar recording: Doughnut Economics in urban development and architecture - two case studies from Norway and the UK.

In this third webinar from DEAL's Transforming places with Doughnut Economics series, held on 7 December 2022, we focused on the built environment. 

Ever since Doughnut Economics was first published, practitioners from the built environment sector have been exploring the potential of the Doughnut to guide, inform and inspire spatial projects of all scales - from the design of new buildings or retrofit of old ones, to neighbourhood-scale urban plans, to spatial strategies for entire towns and cities.

This webinar would be of interest to all members of the DEAL community interested in putting Doughnut Economics into practice, and particularly to those working on the spatial development of places, like architects, urban planners, infrastructure and transport engineers etc., as well as those working in and with communities and local governments on spatial visions for places. 

In this webinar, you can hear: 

        Charlie Edmonds, Dark Matter Designer and Architect, CIVIC SQUARE

        Marie Indrelid Winsvold, Sustainability Director, Hav Eiendom 
        (Oslo Port's own development company) 

You can watch the whole video here, and see a summary of the two case studies shared below. 


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Urban development in Grønlikaia, Oslo

Grønlikaia is a new 200.000m2 fjord district in Oslo. They’ve worked with biologists, sociologists, environmental psychologists, architects, oceanographers, artists, energy scientists and other advisors and residents, using the four lenses of the Doughnut to identify opportunities, gaps and solutions for the future neighbourhood. From their process, they’ve developed a ‘Recipe’ for using the Doughnut in urban development, which they are now sharing in Norway and wider.
 
Read more about the Grønlikaia development here, and read the 'Recipe' report (for now, in Norwegian) here


Retrofit Reimagined in Birmingham, England 

Retrofit Reimagined is one of the projects of CIVIC SQUARE, a public square, neighbourhood lab, and creative + participatory platform focused on regenerative civic and social infrastructure within neighbourhoods, underpinned by the ideas of Doughnut Economics.
The Retrofit Reimagined work sets the ambition to deeply retrofit a full street in Birmingham, guided by the question ‘What if the climate transition and retrofit of our homes and streets were designed, owned and governed by the people who live there?’.

You can read more about Retrofit Reimagined here, and watch a series of videos from the July 2022 Retrofit Reimagined festival here

 

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