Renewal through regenerative design

The Department of Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona hosted a Regenerative Design Symposium “Building Sustainable Communities for the 21st Century” chaired by Takeo Uesugi and Mark von Wodtke. This paper draws from the presentations made at this symposium and design charrette addressing pollution in the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Endnotes identifying these presentations have been omitted for the sake of brevity; however they are available from the author. Out of this symposium came some insights and ideas as well as a rekindling of the regenerative spirit we wish to share with educators, policy makers, and the general public. Its implications for cleaner air and a better quality of life hopefully will carry the strength needed to transcend words and translate into actions.