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The
Bioplanning
Institute

A commitment to advancing ecological planning

The Bioplanning Institute is a non-profit created with the intention of advancing the Bioplanning approach in urban planning, architecture, and construction. Its mission is to research, develop, promote the study of, and raise awareness about Bioplanning as an effective and viable approach to address the world’s rapid urbanization needs, the climate crisis, and the metacrisis that our civilization is facing. 

Our mission is to advance Bioplanning as a recognized design approach through research and development, education, and talent activation.

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We act on:

Bioplanning Approach

Bioplanning is an urban design approach that integrates nature's patterns to create efficient, ecologically-based cities. It promotes land use optimization, reduced environmental impact, and minimal road infrastructure, advocating for urban environments that mimic natural ecosystems through life-centric principles, regenerative thinking, and biomimetic solutions.

 

Bioplanning Principles

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Oneness

Design with life at the center. Oneness represents harmony, respect for all life, and the pursuit of environmental restoration. It focuses on preserving resources, reducing waste, and counteracting climate change through strategies like circular economy and clean energy.

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Belonging

Be present. Be local. Be inclusive. Belonging fosters community, inclusivity, and local identity. It encourages face-to-face interactions and designs that respect cultural and geographic contexts, supporting local adaptation and sustainability.

02

Grounding

Connect everything to the earth’s natural energy. Grounding integrates nature into human development, harmonizing urban spaces with natural ecosystems using vegetation, earth-based materials, and biophilic design.

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Flourishing

Co-create as a community at every scale. Flourishing promotes collaboration and decentralization, empowering communities to innovate with equality, accessibility, and open access to growth opportunities.

03

Flowing

Embrace natural cycles to create balance. Flowing optimizes resource flows inspired by natural systems, improving water, waste, and transportation management for resilient infrastructure.

Bioplanning places a strong emphasis on making nature central to communities, prioritizing nature nodes over traditional land subdivision.

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We are currently focused on the following six topics of research in the development of the Bioplanning approach and application.

Founding Members

Bioplanning is the culmination of 6 years of research conducted by Supernature Labs, in partnership with industry-leading experts. The Bioplanning Institute is supported by a multidisciplinary team of experts in sustainability, design, and urban planning. Our founding members bring diverse expertise, guiding our mission to research, develop, and promote Bioplanning. Their collective knowledge helps address the climate crisis through sustainable construction and development.

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Dror Benshetrit

Visionary Designer & Futurist, Founder of Supernature Labs

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Dr. Hila Oren

Geographer & Smart Cities Expert

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Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri

Filmmaker & Anthropology Specialist

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Davi Lemos

Regenerative Systems Specialist

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Urban and Regional Planning Specialist

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Thomas Ermacora

Guest Curator & Community Futurist

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Winka Dubbeldam

Design Leader & Academic, Founder of Archi-Tectonics

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Biodiversity by Design Chartered Scientist

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Emerging Transport, Mobility Specialist

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Bruce Mau

Massive Change, Publishing & Education Partner

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Sustainable Urbanization & Governance Specialist

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Astrid Wurdig

Visionary Architecture Management Specialist

An introduction to Bioplanning by Dror Benshetrit at TEDxAmazonia, November 2023

 "Bioplanning: A New Design Discipline"

Bioplanning: A New Design Discipline is the Bioplanning Institute’s introductory publication containing the Bioplanning Design Manual along with a series of essays written by our remarkable network of subject matter experts. The publication delves into the ecological, social, community, and economic benefits of the Bioplanning approach.

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Sign up for purchasing & get the first chapters now

Join The Movement

The Bioplanning Institute offers a variety of ways to be involved:

Independent Research

Individuals interested in advancing Bioplanning through independent research.

Talent

Multidisciplinary talent interested in co-creating a productized system offering

Philanthropy

Donations and contributions to the establishment of local Bioplanning Institutes.

Academia

Urban Design or relevant departments interested in studio creation.

Real Estate Development

Entities interested in exploring Bioplanning as a design alternative for land development.

Other

To learn more about opportunities to work together please contact us at: info@bioplanninginstitute.org

Private Sector

Corporations interested in advancing research on a specific subject mater.

Strategic Alliances

Corporations, NGOs, and other individuals interested in strategic alliances

Government

National and municipal entities interested in developing urban feasibility studies.

Speaking Engagements

Conferences and corporations interested in keynote presentations.

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Sofya Krasnaya

Head of Research Programs

To be considered

Key Collaborators

The Bioplanning Institute, through its established nonprofit-corporate partnership with Supernature Labs, collaborates with leading experts in urban research and planning, environmental assessment, architectural and urban design, bio-economic development, growth strategy, and other related fields.

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