Biomimicry 3.8 partnered with the Biomimicry Center at Arizona State University to present the Generous Cities Summit, where a host of experts gathered to begin to craft a roadmap for the world’s first biomimetic Generous City pilots. The goal of the summit was to make the aspirational achievable, said Dr. Dayna Baumeister, Biomimicry 3.8 co-founder and Biomimicry Center co-director.
Generous Cities are urban regions that produce ecosystem services (clean air, clean water, support for biodiversity, carbon sequestration, and more) at levels that match or exceed the services provided by native ecosystems.
Chip Crawford of Forum Design said of the conference, “[There was a] great variety of participation and lenses to view the issues. Can’t wait to get the recorded talks to revisit in a slower, deeper visit. I thought it was a great event and already crave another one/follow-up.”