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About The Living Principles

About Living Principles

The Living Principles for Design framework is a catalyst for driving positive cultural change. It distills the four streams of sustainability — environment, people, economy, and culture — into a roadmap that is understandable, integrated, and most importantly, actionable. Designers, business leaders, and educators can use The Living Principles to guide every decision, every day.

This website is a place for the global design community to co-create, share and showcase best practices, tools, stories and ideas for sustainable design across all disciplines.

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Permaculture

A contraction of "permanent agriculture," coined in 1978 by Australian ecologists Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. Permaculture is an approach to developing ecological human habitats and food production systems that use land sustainable and build communities that harmonious integrate dwellings and agriculture in regard to climate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, and water use. Permaculture focuses not on the ...

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