Version 1.0 (14 October 2021)
This is the first version of the 'Bioconnections for a regenerative and circular built environment' framework which aims to structure possible pathways for the regeneration of the ecological and social boundaries of the Doughnut Economics (DE) and Planetary Boundaries (PB) models.
Bioconnectivity or bioconnections refer to the solutions, initiatives, interventions, or strategies that promote the reconnection between humans and nature, ensuring adequate stewardship, maintenance, and regeneration of biodiversity, enabling the provision of ecosystem services sustainably into the future.
As a first version published in the journal Urban Planning, it still has space for improvement and development of the other boundaries not addressed in the paper. Also, it is still to be developed with a complete methodology for its implementation.
a. It presents a nature‐based response to the PB and DE models of ecological and social boundaries from a local scale and built environment perspective;
b. It offers a bioconnections framework for the development of new urban areas or transition of existing ones under regenerative and circular lenses.
Policymakers, urban planners and designers, and other built environment professionals/practitioners.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Using this model for planning purposes at the university
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
The Doughnut of Justice forms the foundation of my sustainability teaching. I'm excited about collaborating/co-creating!
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
I plan to work in making cities in the global south more resilient, flexible and adaptable.
Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
I'd like to find similar-minded people and get inspiration to make Tallinn Doughnut, participate in joint projects
Henrique Sala Benites
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Engage with other like-minded people and stay up-to-date with the latest advances regarding the Doughnut Economics.
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