Journal article

Evaluating the Practice and Outcomes of Applying Regenerative Development to a Large-Scale Project in Victoria, Australia

D Hes, A Stephan, S Moosavi

Sustainability | MDPI AG | Published : 2018


Regenerative development is one of the critical pathways or processes towards an ecological worldview and a built environment in synergy with the natural environment. This vision aims to restore and support environmental, social and economic flows from a systems perspective. While regenerative development has been discussed in theory and applied to some projects, very few studies have analysed the processes that support its emergence. Our study investigates the design process of an ongoing development project, “Seacombe West” in Victoria, Australia. It evaluates the design outputs, using the LENSES Framework (Living Environments in Natural, Social, and Economic Systems) which is specifically..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank Michelle Fisher and Lewis Lo for their help in editing this paper. This project has been supported by the University of Melbourne's Carlton Connect Initiatives Fund (CCIF). This program seeks to support interdisciplinary, externally-engaged research impact. It was also supported by the land owners James and Harry Troedel and the design and research teams. The authors would also like to thank all participants across all workshops as well as Professor Brian Dunbar from Colorado State University, USA, for his valuable assistance in facilitating the workshops. Finally, the authors are indebted to the anonymous reviewers for their valuable feedback, notably in improving the discussion and nuancing the results.