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NJ Future Forum 2012 Net-Plus Freudenberg

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Redevelopment is often considered inherently “sustainable” or “green” in that it involves reusing an already developed site, rather than developing elsewhere on a Greenfield location. But are there ways to make redevelopment even more sustainable? This session will explore how communities can pursue more innovative approaches to redevelopment, ranging from holistic regenerative design to the more prescribed LEED-ND to local brownfield reclamation efforts.

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NJ Future Forum 2012 Net-Plus Freudenberg

  1. 1. Making Redevelopment a Net-Plus for the Environment New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum March 9, 2012Robert Freudenberg, NJ Director, Regional Plan Association
  2. 2. Regenerative Design• Define• Visualize• Redevelopment• Envision
  3. 3. Defining Regenerative Design Evolving
  4. 4. Defining Regenerative Design Maximizes integrationbetween built and natural systems
  5. 5. Defining Regenerative DesignCommunity = living system
  6. 6. Defining Regenerative DesignRestore/add value
  7. 7. Visualize regenerative design Courtesy: Ecological LLC
  8. 8. Vizualize regenerative design The Willow School – Gladstone, NJ Back to Nature, Natural Systems International, Ford, Farewell, Mills & Gatsch • Salvaged/recycled materials • Solar panels • Locally harvested wood furniture • Native plantings • Constructed wetland treats waste • Rainwater collection & use
  9. 9. conventional
  10. 10. conventional
  11. 11. “green”
  12. 12. “green”
  13. 13. regenerative
  14. 14. …the past
  15. 15. Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission
  16. 16. the future…
  17. 17. Flintenbreite constructed wetland
  18. 18. Envision regenerative design • Highlands • Pinelands • Coastal Areas • Brownfields • Parks • Redevelopment everywhere
  19. 19. Envision regenerative design Courtesy redkabbage.com

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