By Carla Wheeler
There's an art to survival, according to Chinese architect and designer Kongjian Yu. It lies in the promise of geodesign and building an ecological infrastructure that will support livable and sustainable communities. For biologist Janine Benyus, survival will depend on biomimicry, which can teach us how to emulate nature's designs. Others may hire the designers, urban planners, architects, and landscape architects, but "more and more, the planet is becoming the client," Will Rogers from The Trust for Public Land said during the recent Geodesign Summit at Esri. Read the article.
Against a backdrop of high-rises, flowers bloom in a wetland park in Qunli New District, China. The park was developed by Turenscape. (Photo courtesy of Kongjian Yu/Turenscape.)