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Welcome to the Foresight Sustainability Series podcast

Mar 30, 2023

Accelerating resource consumption, biodiversity loss and climate change are damaging the planet's ability to support life. In order to secure a sustainable future, we must adopt new ways of thinking and addressing complex problems. System thinking represents one of society’s best bets for making real progress towards the sustainability transition by viewing all natural and human systems as interdependent. 

In this episode, Sophie Warren, Sustainability Manager at Foresight Group and Lola Bushnell, Sustainable Futures Strategist at Arup, discuss what is meant by system thinking, and how the Earth's natural and built systems can be designed in a way to co-exist and co-evolve to benefit society and the environment. 

Key Takeaways include:

  • Understanding what systems thinking is and how can it help us to achieve a sustainable future
  • Understanding how well systems thinking principles are currently integrated within industry
  • Identifying what policies are driving systems thinking
  • Understanding what is meant by regenerative design and the benefit of it
  • Addressing the main barriers to achieving true regenerative design in infrastructure