Regenerative Development for the Built Environment – A GBES Certificate Course
Regenerative Development for the Built Environment is a learning journey for those who sense that a different way of relating to the world around us is needed. It is meant for those that feel the current way of addressing the multiple crises we are facing is not leading to the changes we need. It is for those that wonder if there is a different approach that opens up new possibilities based on the potential of a living systems approach. It offers a path towards a more purposeful, vibrant, and vital way to be an actor in the built environment.
The aim of this collective journey is:
This highly interactive and thought-provoking course will provide you with the tools to view projects differently by shattering your current way of thinking. You will walk away with a deep understanding of how to build regenerative projects through practical design methodology and how to communicate these regenerative principles with your project team and shareholders.
This course has been pre-approved for 10.5 hours of LEED General CE and AIA LU credits that we will report on your behalf. Students can also self-report this course for 10.5 hours of general WELL AP CE.
Worldviews are based on our beliefs about the world and shape how we think and act. Becoming conscious of different worldviews allows us to understand how we could think and act differently.
We live in a complex world, and recent scientific findings are helping us understand how complexity works, allowing us to understand our world better.
Living Systems Thinking
The nature of our thinking is fundamental for regenerative development. Living Systems thinking provides a new mindset allowing us to transform our work.
A New Paradigm for the Built Environment
Understanding the different paradigms from which we can work allows us to develop new possibilities for thinking, designing, and building.
Regenerative development happens at different interconnected levels. It involves personal and collective action to work together towards regenerative outcomes in projects.
Pathways to a Regenerative Future
Once we understand Regenerative Development, we can explore pathways to incorporate it into our lives and work.
The course is scheduled to take place on nine consecutive Thursdays, starting on September 28, 2023. Each session will commence at 12:00 pm EST. Please note that there will be no class during Thanksgiving Week. Additionally, there will be a pre-course call to help participants familiarize themselves with the platform and address any questions before the official start of the course.
Each class is approximately 1.5 hours. Please see the following course schedule:
Pre-Course Call: September 26, 2023, at 12:00 pm EST
1st Class: September 28, 2023, at 12:00 pm EST
2nd Class: October 5, 2023, at 12:00 pm EST
3rd Class: October 12, 2023, at 1:00 pm EST
4th Class: October 19, at 12:00 pm EST
5th Class: October 26, 2023, at 12:00 pm EST
6th Class: November 2, 2023, at 12:00 pm EST
7th Class: November 9, 2023, at 12:00 pm EDT
8th Class: November 16, 2023, at 12:00 pm EDT
9th Class: November 30, 2023, at 12:00 pm EDT
*We will send you a video after each session if you cannot attend the class due to the course time zone. Once the course has been completed, we will offer a Q&A session in a time zone that works for you to discuss any topics you would like.
Meet Your Instructor
LEED AP BD+C – LEED AP O+M – LEED Faculty
LEED Project Facilitator
Emmanuel Pauwels has been working as a LEED Consultant for the last 10 years on various projects in different European countries. He became Living Future Accredited in 2018. His vocation has evolved towards becoming a Regenerative Practitioner bringing his experience and knowledge of living systems thinking to the field of real estate development. He applies many skills and expertise, including personal capacity building towards living systems thinking and whole-person-based collaboration. He is deeply committed to working as a resource for people who want to learn about Regenerative Development and Living Systems.
Emmanuel Pauwels strongly believes in regenerative design and in the power of regenerative spaces and communities that sustain life.
“The course sessions on regenerative thinking and design are insightful and bring new perspectives.”
-Macarena Cervera, Project Engineer
“The course has helped me to think beyond sustainability, towards the principle of being regenerative. It felt like a switch turning on in my brain.”
-Nicole Dememezes, Consultant.
“From personal to professional learning, this course made me see much of my life experience from a new perspective.”
-Vanina Montenegro, Interior Designer
“Regenerative development, its methodology, the infinite applications of a revolutionary and novel way of thinking will help me change the view I have on the world, personal relationships, nature, and future projects.”
-Sabela Garcia, Architect
“I wanted to thank you for introducing me to a new paradigm and way of seeing many things in my life in a different way.”
– Audry Tendell, Urban Planner
***This course is not included in the GBES Unlimited Subscription
* For more information on our Limited 21-day Refund Policy, please see our Terms and Conditions.