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Responsible Development:
A shared vision for the Baja California Sur East Cape.

In the sphere of responsible development, two terms come into play: sustainability and regeneration. While they are closely related and share similar goals, there are clear differences between them:

Sustainable Development

Focuses on meeting the needs of the present generations without compromising the capacity of future generations to meet their own needs.

For the East Cape Futures Initiative, sustainable development aims to minimize negative impacts on the environment while respecting the culture and economic dynamics of the local community.

Regenerative Development

Regenerative development goes a step further by aiming to restore the natural systems and local communities.

For the East Cape Futures Initiative regenerative development is not only preserving the environment of the East Cape region in its present state, but also actively seeking to restore degraded ecosystems, promoting native biodiversity and, importantly, improving economic opportunities for and social cohesion in local communities.

By moving beyond a goal of “sustainable” or merely doing less or no harm, a regenerative approach to development can provide a more efficient strategy to meet the unique needs and challenges of the region while ensuring long-term prosperity for a thriving economy and the local community.

Regenerative Design of Systems

In the built environment, to regenerate is to holistically restore systemic health and function, and increase the capacity of systems of a specific place.

Based David Johnson adaption of work by Bill Reed et. al.

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