2012 | LENSES: A framework for integrating natural, social, and economic systems in green building and sustainable development.

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Green building and sustainable development efforts are helping to reduce negative impacts associated with the built environment. Yet, current global challenges require societies to move beyond incremental improvements toward truly healthy ecosystems, communities, and local economies. By encouraging a shared, transformative vision, communities can shift toward developments that fully address sustainable and regenerative challenges, opportunities, and outcomes for society and our built environments. LENSES (Living Environments in Natural, Social, and Economic Systems) is a guiding framework designed to help communities and project teams create regenerative, interconnected places where natural, social, and economic systems can mutually thrive and prosper.

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Citation: Dunbar, B., Plaut, J., Hodgin, S., & Wackerman, A. (2012). LENSES: A framework for integrating natural, social, and economic systems in green building and sustainable development. AIA South Dakota Magazine.