2081 Clipper Park Road Baltimore MD 21211

Regenerative Design

Sustainability is a noble ambition, but one we believe is shortsighted and increasingly meaningless in today’s developing world.

In order to be truly sustainable we need to live within Earth’s ecological carrying capacity. Sustainability practices generally focus on slowing down degradation, often ignoring Earth’s carrying capacity and overlooking ecological damage already incurred. Rather than relying on a toolbox of metrics or a promising technology that claims to put us on a path of sustainability, we embrace ‘regenerative design,’ a model that respects Earth’s ecological limits, heals damaged ecological processes, integrates green infrastructure, and catalyzes a mutually beneficial relationship with the land.

Regenerative design is an intentional practice that is community place-based.  It is about finding and fostering the true essence of a place, exploring its possibilities and unlocking its potential to thrive. By emphasizing whole systems (discovering relationships, connections & patterns) and working within a living systems context (embracing diversity, resiliency and health), Biohabitats helps empower communities to heal ecological processes, enrich social interactions and create real wealth.

Interested in learning more?

Please contact our Regenerative Design Practice Lead Ted Brown, PE.  800.220.0919  

WHAT WE DO

Integrated Water Strategies

  • Water Master Planning/Water Audits (Net Zero Water)
  • Stormwater Management (LID, ESD, BMPs)
  • Natural Wastewater Collection
  • Natural Wastewater Treatment & Reuse
  • Floating Wetlands
  • Algal Turf Scrubbers®
  • Rainwater Harvesting & Reuse
  • Economic Analyses & Rate Studies

Green Infrastructure

  • Urban Ecology
  • Wildlife Corridors and Linkages
  • Stormwater Management (LID, ESD, BMPs)
  • Greenway Planning & Design
  • Green Streets
  • Green Roofs/Walls
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Brownfield Phytoremediation

Regenerative Community & District Planning and Design

  • Agro-ecology/Community Farming
  • Story of Place®
  • Cities & New Towns
  • Arboreta & Community Gardens
  • Universities and College Campuses
  • Zoos and Aquariums

Ecological Democracy/Environmental Justice

  • Agro-ecology/Community Farming

Sustainable Development

Estuary & Marine Systems

  • Resilient Coastal Management Strategies
  • Living Bulkheads & Seawalls
  • Port & Marina Infrastructure Habitat Enhancement
  • Off-Shore Infrastructure Habitat Enhancement
  • Living Shorelines
  • Floating Wetlands
  • Algal Turf Scrubbers®
  • Artificial Reefs

Biological Diversity

  • Habitat Conservation and Restoration
  • Endangered Species Recovery
  • Wildlife Corridors and Linkages