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Regenerative design: building the future we need

Event date: February 10, 2022

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Five principles for regenerative design in practice

10 February 2022, 15:00 – 16:00 GMT

The opening decades of this century have brought interrelated environmental and social problems into sharp and often stark focus: exceedance of four of the nine planetary boundaries; the climate emergency; an ecological crisis; and glaring social inequalities and injustices. These could paint a bleak picture, yet with these challenges come great creative opportunities for those of us focused on the built environment, who shape the future of our cities and towns and the modes by which we all live.

This webinar will explore the concept of regenerative design as a means to go beyond no net loss, mitigation and ‘base case’ sustainable design and to think creatively about systems-based, integrated design approaches that contribute to regenerative, resilient and equitable futures for all.

Join us as we discuss what regenerative design means, why it is so important and the five principles to follow to get it right in practice.


Lucy Sherriff, former Environment Editor, The Huffington Post

Lucy is a multimedia journalist and producer, focusing on environmental and social justice issues. Her work in multimedia and documentary journalism has earned her a number of accolades, including the Prince Albert II of Monaco United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) Award for climate change reporting in 2019. She was a Society of Environmental Journalists grantee in 2020. Lucy worked for The Huffington Post for six years, first as a reporter and then as an editor, before moving to the US where she now works as a freelance documentary producer and film-maker.


Andrew Tempany, Technical Director, Stephenson Halliday – an RSK company

Andrew is a landscape architect specialising in nature-based solutions, green infrastructure and strategic approaches to design for resilience and nature recovery.

Jerry Tate, Director, Tate + Co Architects

Jerry founded Tate + Co in 2007 and maintains a central role at the practice. Tate + Co specialise in sustainable buildings in sensitive landscape or heritage settings. Their clients include The Eden Project, The National Trust and York St John University. Current projects include large-scale masterplans, education facilities for schools and universities, two country house hotels and a number of landscape-based visitor attractions.

Louise Tricklebank, Independent Environmental Planner

Louise is an environmental planner with 20 years’ experience of working in the international development and UK environment sectors. She has worked across the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia. Now an independent consultant, Louise previously worked for several consultancy firms, including Land Use Consultants and at the GeoData Institute at the University of Southampton. Louise specialises in working at the landscape scale, using ecosystem service and nature-based approaches. She has worked extensively on embedding environmental and sustainability considerations into policy and the planning system at all scales and stages and has significant knowledge and experience of land use, natural resources and spatial planning.

Josie Warden, Head of Regenerative Design, the RSA

Josie Warden is Head of Regenerative Design at the RSA (the royal society for arts, manufactures and commerce), where she founded and leads the Regenerative Futures programme. This newly launched programme is working across sectors with business, policymakers and civil society to demonstrate their potential and build the capabilities needed to work regeneratively, thus enabling people and communities to be sources of health for all life on Earth.

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