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 reimagine 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 coevolve 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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