Building Sustainable Cities And Communities With Holistic Circular Design

Charlie Palmer Monday, 1 November 2021

This is a 20 minute lesson from the founder of Incremental Urbanism, a community development and design workshop that partners with under-resourced communities and engaged clients to activate the unrealised potential in their neighbourhoods and cities. Charlie Palmer brings to light the challenges facing both urban and rural spaces globally, and how a holistic and circular approach to design can help to bring sustainable solutions to the fore, and ultimately ease social inequality. Charlie instils wisdom from his experience in architecture and international development to encourage you - as someone in the fashion and textile sphere - to consider how integral all sectors are to the innovation of one another.

In this Lesson you will learn:

  • What Incremental Urbanism as an organisation looks to address
  • Key challenges facing both urban and rural spaces across the globe
  • How to address the language of sustainability in your business
  • The nuances of circularity, and implementing a circular economy
  • Advice for designers looking to engage issues in social inequality

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