Design For One Earth

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Overview of RNL's sustainable design framework.

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Design For One Earth

  1. 3. The world is using 1.3 planets
  2. 4. Europe = 3 planets
  3. 5. US = 5 planets
  4. 6. World Wildlife Federation – Living Planet Report 2008 The earth’s biocapacity is 2.1 global hectares / person The world’s average footprint is 2.7 global hectares / person UAE and USA have footprints over 9 global hectares / person
  5. 7. World Wildlife Federation – Living Planet Report 2008 Many countries have low ecological footprints – there is a lack of global equity in the use of the earth’s resources.
  6. 8. Can we live abundantly within the limits of one earth?
  7. 9. Can we offer future generations an opportunity for an even better life than ours?
  8. 10. Design for One Earth
  9. 11. One Earth = one interconnected system
  10. 12. Nature’s System: Environmental
  11. 13. Human Systems: Economic
  12. 14. Human Systems: Social
  13. 15. Social Sustainability = Connect the systems Environmental Economic
  14. 16. One Earth Values
  15. 17. Water Balance
  16. 18. Zero Energy
  17. 19. Carbon Neutral
  18. 20. Materials Balance
  19. 21. Zero Waste
  20. 22. Land Balance
  21. 23. Prosperity
  22. 24. Resilience
  23. 25. Visionary
  24. 26. Health
  25. 27. Beauty
  26. 28. Happiness
  27. 29. Carbon Neutral One Earth Values Beauty Materials Balance Prosperity Happiness Zero Waste Resilience Water Balance Land Balance Health Visionary Zero Energy
  28. 30. One Earth Profile Carbon Neutral Beauty Materials Balance Prosperity Happiness Zero Waste Resilience Water Balance Land Balance Health Visionary Zero Energy
  29. 31. Design for One Earth: The Ultimate Metric
  30. 32. Source: World Database of Happiness Happiness from 0 to 10 World Database of Happiness <ul><li>Iceland, 8.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Denmark, 8.4 </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia, 8.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Switzerland, 8.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico, 8.0 </li></ul>
  31. 33. Source: World Database of Happiness Happiness from 0 to 10 World Database of Happiness <ul><li>Iceland, 8.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Denmark, 8.4 </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia, 8.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Switzerland, 8.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico, 8.0 </li></ul><ul><li>25) UAE, 7.1 </li></ul><ul><li>27) USA, 7.0 </li></ul>
  32. 34. Source: New Economics Foundation – Happy Planet Report 2006 Life Satisfaction + Life Expectancy Ecological Footprint HPI = Happy Planet Index
  33. 35. Source: New Economics Foundation – Happy Planet Report 2006 Happy Planet Index
  34. 36. Source: New Economics Foundation – Happy Planet Report 2006 Happy Planet Index
  35. 37. Source: New Economics Foundation – Happy Planet Report 2006 Happy Planet Index
  36. 38. Total Global Water = 1,386,000,000 KM 3 3% is Freshwater 2/3 is Frozen in Glaciers + Polar Ice Caps Source: US Geological Survey
  37. 39. Source: UNEP / GRID Arendal
  38. 40. Source: WRI – Earth Trends Projected Annual Renewable Water Supply per Capita - 2025
  39. 41. Water Use – Total per Capita Source: UNEP – GEO Data Portal
  40. 42. Domestic Water Use – US Average per Capita Source: Water Footprint Network 130 gallons / day
  41. 43. 100
  42. 44. And 30 gallons
  43. 45. One Earth Scales
  44. 46. One Earth
  45. 47. One Country
  46. 48. One Region
  47. 49. One City
  48. 50. One Neighborhood
  49. 51. One Building
  50. 52. One Person
  51. 53. One Earth: All Life
  52. 54. One Earth Profile Carbon Neutral Beauty Materials Balance Prosperity Happiness Zero Waste Resilience Water Balance Land Balance Health Visionary Zero Energy One Earth: Good Life
  53. 55. “ There is no solution; seek it lovingly.” Zen Proverb
  54. 56. Systems Thinking
  55. 57. Design Systems
  56. 58. Energy Food Transportation Land System Flows Waste Water
  57. 59. “ When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” John Muir
  58. 61. Energy Food Transportation Land Waste Water
  59. 62. Energy Food Transportation Land Waste Water
  60. 63. Energy Food Transportation Land Waste Water
  61. 64. Energy Food Transportation Land Waste Water
  62. 65. Energy Food Transportation Land Waste Water
  63. 67. Energy Food Transportation Land Waste Water ?
  64. 68. Energy Food Transportation Land Waste Water
  65. 69. Energy Food Transportation Land Waste Water ?
  66. 70. Energy Food Transportation Land Waste Water
  67. 72. One Earth Scales
  68. 74. Producer Consumer
  69. 75. Global perspective Personal actions
  70. 76. Global Personal Water
  71. 77. Global Personal Water Consumption Patterns Technologies Drainage Basins Water Cycle Embodied Water Infrastructure Water Laws
  72. 78. Global Personal Consumption Patterns Technologies Water Cycle Embodied Water Infrastructure Water Drainage Basins Water Laws
  73. 79. Global Personal Consumption Patterns Technologies Water Cycle Embodied Water Infrastructure Water Drainage Basins Water Laws
  74. 80. Global Personal Consumption Patterns Technologies Water Cycle Embodied Water Infrastructure Water Drainage Basins Water Laws
  75. 81. City
  76. 82. City
  77. 83. City Planet
  78. 84. “ An Average city of 1 million people requires more than 4 million pounds of food, 625,000 tons of freshwater and 9500 tons of fuel energy every 24 hours” - Ken Yeang
  79. 85. Cities consume 75% of the world’s energy and produce 80% of its greenhouse gas emissions.
  80. 86. The average city dwellers has a lower carbon footprint than those who live outside the city.
  81. 87. In the US, residents of top 100 cities have a footprint 14% smaller than the US average. Source: A Brookings Institute study released May 29, 2008, Shrinking the Carbon Footprint of Metropolitan America
  82. 88. Cities currently cover a little over 3% of the planets usable land area. - NASA
  83. 89. Cities are seeing population increases, but also decreases in fertility rates. Fertility Rates by Nation 2.1 is the “Replacement Rate”
  84. 90. The 6 million squatters in Mumbai account for one-sixth of India’s GDP. - Stewart Brand
  85. 92. “ Population in a Spiky World” – Richard Florida, Tim Gulden “ Innovation in a Spiky World” – Richard Florida, Tim Gulden
  86. 93. “ Mega-Regions” – Richard Florida, Tim Gulden
  87. 94. Damascus, Syria is one of oldest continually occupied cities in the world – over 10,000 years
  88. 95. One Earth Time
  89. 96. Source: The Coral Reef Alliance & Worldwise How long does it take for some commonly used products to biodegrade?
  90. 98. The Now
  91. 99. Source: The Long Now Foundation The Long Now
  92. 100. “ When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong .” Buckminster Fuller
  93. 101. One Earth Steps
  94. 102. One Earth Steps Awareness 1
  95. 103. One Earth Steps Awareness Measure 1 2
  96. 104. One Earth Steps Awareness Implement Measure 3 1 2
  97. 105. One Earth Steps Awareness Improve Implement Measure 3 4 1 2
  98. 106. Can we live abundantly within the limits of one earth?

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