Making the Connections is a look into MIST's practice, research and teaching philosophy by highlighting solutions that are win-win-win on environmental, economic and social levels, no matter the project scale or goals.
The way we view the world partially determines our available opportunities to change it. Using the beauty and logic of nature, we can expand our notion of what manmade environments, especially urban areas, should be. This illuminates hidden opportunities to connect diverse disciplines and strategies, allowing the economical creation of vibrant, healthy, safe and efficient communities. Communities that resonate. This way of working can be termed ‘regenerative design.’ These concepts are at once old and continually evolving. They have been applied to products, buildings, cities, companies and culture.
For faster adoption and authentic buy-in of regenerative ideas, the way we communicate them must be informed by the psychology behind how people make decisions, particularly from change management and business perspectives. We need all people, but specifically decision-makers, to happily envision themselves living, working and playing in regenerative places.