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RegenCities is a research initiative that seeks to define the regenerative city—a concept of urban development built on a restorative relationship with the environment. Moving beyond sustainability, the initiative seeks to transform our understanding of the built environment—specifically urban centers—from a linear construct to one that is circular. With a network of uncommon collaborators, the RegenCities initiative is identifying, targeting, and developing projects that can make communities more equitable, efficient, and livable.

A regenerative city facilitates equitable prosperity. RegenCities seeks to develop a new model for equitable economic development by leveraging existing community assets. With contributions from Policylink, KAOS Network, Sustainable Development Partners and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, this video explores how we can build economic stability and catalyze a virtuous cycle of job creation and empowerment.

A regenerative city is open and accessible. How we design our streets, workplaces, and cities influences the way we use them. With contributions from the Center for Active Design, State of Place and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, this video explores how we can build communities to improve access to health, happiness and opportunity.

A regenerative city is never hungry. Local food production can not only improve public health, but also empower the community and expand economic opportunities. With contributions from MIT Media Lab’s Open Agriculture Initiative, Solution for Urban Ag, Ron Finley, and the Los Angeles Trade Technical College, this video explores how we can leverage nutrition to expand prosperity for local communities.

  • Bobby Pitts
  • Gunnar Hand
  • Gunnar Hand
  • Ben Caldwell
    Key Cast
  • Bob Berkebile
    Key Cast
  • Travey Ross
    Key Cast
  • Andy Stoll
    Key Cast
  • Suzanne Nienaber
    Key Cast
  • Mariela Alfonso
    Key Cast
  • Seleta Reynolds
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Williams Jr.
    Key Cast
  • Ron Finley
    Key Cast
  • AG Kawamura
    Key Cast
  • Caleb Harper
    Key Cast
  • Julia Mande
    Key Cast
  • Marcela Oliva
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    1080P High Definition
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Distribution Information
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Director - Bobby Pitts