From sustainable to regenerative and resilient design
Climate change and the crisis of natural ecosystems force us to completely rethink the approach to design. The built space is one of the most responsible actors for the impoverishment of the biosphere. The damage perpetrated to the environment up to now has triggered degenerative models and processes, which require urgent interventions. From this perspective, the project must no longer be simply sustainable for the future but capable of regenerating resources and ecosystems in order to keep social needs together with the integrity of nature.
In this context, the role played by civil, architectural and environmental engineers is of crucial importance to guarantee sustainable livelihood through protection of water resources, amelioration of soils, control of pollution, implementation of modern mobility systems, enhancement of the energy efficiency of buildings and planning of resilient cities.