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Scientific Validation

A New Vision for Peaceful and Ecological Living.

Often, we find ourselves asking the wrong questions and applying solutions rooted in outdated thinking. Sometimes, true change requires us to embrace the unexpected. In our quest for harmony—both within ourselves and with each other and the natural world—we invest vast sums of money and research into resolving various conflicts. Yet, seldom do we present a clear, achievable vision that embodies our deepest desires for a harmonious existence. This is where we step in to make a difference.

As Nelson Mandela said, "It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it."

We are dedicated to scientifically validating the transformative potential of bioplanning in urban development, with a strong emphasis on peacebuilding. We are advancing research in six key areas: Transportation & Mobility, Post-War & Post-Disaster Reconstruction, Biodiversity, Public Health, Decarbonization, and Policy & Standards.

We initiate our research with case studies in regions of acute need: the Middle East, Ukraine, India, Ecuador, Africa, Indonesia, and other challenging parts of the world. Through this research, we aim to construct a scientifically grounded, holistic vision for transforming these regions into exemplars of ecological and social harmony, creating strategic roadmaps for cities that heal, foster peace, and inspire.

Our primary deliverable

A virtual simulation model set in challenging geographies, guided by key metrics defined by our research group. This model will demonstrate the performance of a bioplanned community in comparison to traditional urban planning approaches. By developing this into a robust case study, we will compare it to climate risk country profiles and reveal critical differences in forecasts, social dynamics, and crime statistics.

Our main goal

To develop quantifiable metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of bioplanning in creating conflict-conscious environments, thereby advancing global peacebuilding efforts. This pioneering research will culminate in the publication of the second volume of our book, accompanied by a conference and exhibition at the immersive digital museum Mercer Labs in New York.

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Transportation and Mobility

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Public Health

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Post-War and Post-Disaster Reconstruction

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Decarbonization

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Biodiversity

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Policy and Standards

Bioplanning Principles

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.

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.

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.

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.

Flowing

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

Cellular typology

The first typology we propose is underpinned by cellular logic, an approach that has revealed unique benefits throughout its formulation. The cellular typology was developed under Supernature Labs and supported by research conducted in collaboration with Buro Happold. The report is available per request at info@bioplanninginstitute.org

From Cartesian

To Cellular

57% Building Area

43% Road Area

1% Natural Area

57% Building Area 

16% Road Area 

27% Natural Area

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The Supercell, an optimized architectural typology for bioplanned communities, is based on a hexagonal structural grid.

This grid allows for a pivot from traditional rectilinear systems to the cell system, a shift that has proven significant benefits in its potential to optimize material utilization, and spatial efficiency in replicable architectural design typologies.

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SuperCell Benefits

Economizes on space by approximately

6.5%

Increases natural areas on

Transition in road area from

25%

43% to 18%

Bioplanning prioritizes nature nodes over traditional land subdivision, making nature central to communities.

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Transportation & Mobility

Hypothesis:

Integrating Bioplanning designs within urban settings can significantly enhance mobility by:

Facilitating clear road naming and effective navigation through innovative, non-orthogonal street layouts.

Minimizing road infrastructure requirements, optimizing traffic flow, and enhancing safety through distinct separation of pedestrian and vehicular paths.

Utilizing three-way junctions to improve traffic flow and reduce accidents.

Efficiently accommodating private transportation (cars, bikes, scooters) and public transportation (buses, trains) in both high-density and low-density areas.

Integrating Bioplanning with current mobility systems to facilitate a smooth transition and compatibility with existing environments.

Biodiversity

Hypothesis:

Integrating Bioplanned designs within urban settings across diverse biomes can:

Create ecological niches conducive to local species.

Significantly enhance biodiversity within the microregion.

Surpass traditional building methods, which typically result in habitat destruction and biodiversity loss.

Improve biodiversity levels of previously degraded, deforested, or desertified areas.

Form the basis for issuing and trading biodiversity credits, incentivizing sustainable urban development.

Decarbonization

Hypothesis:

The Bioplanning approach has the following impacts on the urban environment:

Significantly decarbonize the urban development process by reducing carbon emissions across the entire life cycle compared to traditional urban planning and construction methods.

Enhance carbon sequestration through strategies such as increased vegetation, carbon-sequestering materials, and renewable energy integration.

Achieve carbon-positive outcomes in the mid-to-long run, demonstrating that urban development can progress while substantially lowering and even reversing carbon emissions.

Post-War & Post-Disaster Reconstruction

Hypothesis:

Integrating Bioplanning designs within urban settings can significantly improve post-war & post-disaster reconstruction by:

Creating resilient infrastructure to withstand future disasters and reduce vulnerability.

Facilitating faster recovery and rebuilding through modular, adaptable, and sustainable design principles.

Rebuilding with a focus on social cohesion, mental health, and physical wellbeing through communal spaces and green areas.

Using sustainable materials and resource-efficient construction methods to minimize waste and environmental impact.

Integrating renewable energy, efficient water management, and green infrastructure for sustainable urban environments.

Public Health & Wellness

Hypothesis:

Integrating Bioplanning designs within urban settings can significantly improve public health by:

Incorporating natural elements in the built environment to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.

Providing communal green spaces to encourage physical activity and reduce lifestyle-related diseases.

Creating community-oriented environments to enhance social interactions and reduce isolation.

Addressing both physical and mental health needs through the integration of nature and community spaces.

Applying evidence-based urban design principles to create healthier, more sustainable communities.

Policy & Standarts

Hypothesis:

Integrating Bioplanning designs within urban settings through effective policy mechanisms can:

Promote sustainable and resilient urban environments.

Leverage key points at various governance levels to overcome barriers, incorporating indigenous consultations and cross-sector collaboration.

Use incentives like tax breaks, grants, awards, and regulatory measures to encourage sustainable urban design.

Assess the effectiveness of policy mechanisms in different contexts to identify successful strategies for sustainable development.

Let’s unite with this unique goal.
Let's build peace together.

The world cannot wait. Be a visionary.

Be a Peacebuilder.

Join the Bioplanning Institute and support the biggest movement to create a world where nature and humanity coexist in perfect harmony.

 

The time is now.

We will get back to you as soon as possible

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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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