Practice/Process Steps: Frame/sketch/outline the story of Place

 Practice/Process Steps: Frame/sketch/outline the story of Place

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Some Points to Consider on Regeneration

  1. Experiencing Whole Systems

  2. Sustaining Sustainability


Practice/Process Steps

Using the following methods, we work with stakeholders to develop an understanding of how buildings, habitat, and people can contribute to ‘the health of the whole’ over time. The objective is to align human activity with the nature of Place – the process asks how we can be participants with the Place – not limiting ourselves by assuming we can only do something to the Place.


  1. Setting the Stage – understanding and aligning human aspirations of a project

  2. Learning about the Place

  3. Frame/sketch/outline the story of Place

    By expressing these relationships in the form of a “story of place” it is possible to more quickly engage the layperson in an understanding the complex relationships in an ecosystem and their role within it. The story of place as a context serves multiple purposes. First, history has shown that we will not sustain the will needed to make and maintain the needed changes, day after day, without evoking the spirit of caring that comes from a deep connection to place. Second, discovering the story of a place enables us to understand how living systems work in a particular place, and provides greater intelligence about how humans can then align themselves with that way of working to the benefit of both. Finally, the story of place provides a framework for an ongoing learning process that enables humans to co-evolve with their environment. (For an example see Loreto Bay - Story of Place)

  4. Marrying story of Place with aspirations for future

  5. Identify indicators

  6. Integrative Design/Construction Process

  7. Ongoing Feedback