Flourish: Design Paradigms for Our Planetary Emergency is a call to action for a truly regenerative, transformative way of life. It defines ‘regenerative’ practice and addresses the ‘why’ to make the ‘what’ a reality. Sarah Ichioka and Michael Pawlyn interpret research and real-life examples across the world to show how we can address the planetary emergency, through changing paradigms. Flourish is a practical digest for urbanists, built environment professionals and environment activists who want their contributions to the world to have lasting, positive impact.
As societies chart their recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a crucial decision to make: do we succumb to the worst of “business as usual” or can we chart a bright new path together? Flourish argues that humanity’s best chance of a positive future does not lie in looking beyond biology, as transhumanists advocate, or in retreating from civilization, as some deep ecologists propose. Rather, the answers are to be found in nature, where we will learn (or re-learn) the perspectives and tools we need to support the flourishing of all life, for all time.
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