In this keynote talk to the Esri Geodesign Summit, Janine Benyus introduces the idea of 'ecological performance standards' as measure for designing more sustainable and resilient cities.

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The talk is 40 minutes long, followed by a 20 minute discussion.

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Video description from ESRI:

Janine Benyus, biologist, innovation consultant, author of six books, and co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8 gives an inspiring keynote address on how cities could be designed to function just like a forest; restorative, regenerative, sustainable, life giving. She proposes the establishment of ecological performance standards, a set of design guidelines that could be used to build resiliency back into our urban environment.

Editorial note: When this video was filmed The Biomimicry Institute was operating under a shared brand with Biomimicry 3.8. The organizations have since separated into independent brands and administrative structures.

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