21CD twenty-first century development

21st Century Development 

strives to provide a healthy environment for all people and living systems now and in a dynamic future.

Professionals from architecture, engineering and other fields are partnering with public officials, private sector and nonprofit leaders to re-imagine the practice of development and bring 21st Century Development concepts to life around the world.

EVA Lanxmeer District, Netherlands | Photo by Lamiot, CC BY-SA 4.0

21st Century Developments benefit all living systems by enabling human and natural systems to co-evolve and regenerate. They are resilient and sustainable, thriving in the midst of change and seeking to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.

For people:
21st Century Developments improve health, provide healthy living and working environments, and create a productive, equitable society.

For the environment:
21st Century Developments regenerate all resources used, and they continually restore and renew local and regional ecosystems.

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