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off the grid:


The Bioplanning Institute urgently seeks support to initiate a groundbreaking approach to urban development, emphasizing social and ecological harmony. We are doubling the volumetric mass of the cities in the next 20 years. Our mission is to address the critical challenge of accommodating an additional 2.5 billion people in urban areas within the next few decades.

Creating a Conflict-Concious Environment in Every Sense

Projected urban population:

+1.6 million people a week

in the next 20 years

Rapid urbanization, climate change, and conflicts present unprecedented challenges to environmental sustainability, public health, and social cohesion. 

196 million hectares* of trees to account for 1 year of world's emissions

*Roughly the size of Mexico

We are doubling volumetric mass of the cities in the next 20 years
Bioplanning Approach: Cellular Cities Off The Grid

Bioplanning approach prioritizes social and ecological harmony in future cities. Developed with esteemed members and organizations, this approach integrates biomimicry and regenerative practices to address urban challenges. Central to our approach is the cellular structure model, which places nature at the center of urban design. Learn more.

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54% Building Area

40% Road Area

6% Natural Area

54% Building Area 

16% Road Area 

30% Natural Area

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

Comparative Feasibility Studies: Ecological Harmony for The Greatest Need

We are presenting scientific measurements that demonstrate improved land performance in these areas through our partnership with local municipalities. If you have a pilot project idea, please contact us at:


Nairobi, Kenya


Acapulco, Mexico


Turbo, Colombia


Mumbai, India


Mariupol, Ukraine


Acquire top research talent

Develop a detailed virtual simulation model of a bioplanned community

Conduct case studies focusing on key metrics across six research lines:

  • Transportation & Mobility

  • Low-Impact Construction

  • Biodiversity

  • Public Health

  • Decarbonization

  • Policy & Standards

Collect and analyze comprehensive data in collaboration with local stakeholders

Compare forecasted performance of bioplanned communities with current urban development projections

Publicly disseminate findings to raise awareness and foster interest in bioplanning

Higher Quality of Life
Economic Benefits
Exclusive IP

Demonstrate significant improvements in air quality, public health, safety, and overall livability.

Showcase how bioplanned communities can increase land value and attract higher property prices due to improved living conditions.

The Bioplanning Institute retains control over implementation and standards, ensuring the highest quality outcomes.

The Future Goals

Following the conclusion of the feasibility studies, the ultimate goal of The Bioplanning Institute will be developing a robust certification system for bioplanned projects, similar to LEED but focused on urban planning. This system will incorporate key metrics from six research categories and serve as a benchmark for future urban developments. The certification will ensure adherence to the highest standards of sustainability and social harmony, providing a framework for cities worldwide to achieve ecological and social resilience.

Bioplanning AI

Bioplanning AI is a digital twin designed for conducting Comparative Feasibility Studies in future urban development. This tool utilizes computational technologies to create digital bioplanning communities, allowing for the precise measurement and analysis of key metrics. These metrics will be developed during initial feasibility studies in collaboration with top researchers.


We are getting support for the Comparative Feasibility Study from researchers from UPenn, UC Berkeley, MIT, Cornell, The New School. Besides that, meet Founding Members of The Bioplanning Institute:

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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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Winka Dubbeldam

Design Leader & Academic, Founder of Archi-Tectonics

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Urban and Regional Planning Specialist

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Thomas Ermacora

Guest Curator & Community Futurist

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Davi Lemos

Regenerative Systems Specialist

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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

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