This class will create an awareness of the importance of design in shaping both the natural and human environments. Every product we use, every space we inhabit, every city we live in has been designed by humans with little consideration of nature. Ill-considered design has led to the global climate crisis, one of the most serious challenges we face, however regenerative design is a means to intentionally design the world so that human communities and nature can be sustained and thrive. Understanding regenerative design is essential in planning for a resilient future. Through readings, class discussions, field trips and practical examples we will explore the ways we can redesign for human needs while preserving the natural world.