permaculture design

About Wetland Ecosystem Treatment

Jay Abrahams from Biologic Design in front of a WET-System

Blueprint's Jay Abrahams from Biologic Design has produced a short 5 minute video for the 2017 Agroecology Forum about Wetland Ecosystem Treatment or WET-Sytems, to encourage the discussion at the Forum about the use of Permaculture design principles creating Agroecological Systems.

This video is his first attempt at video editing and we are happy to share it here. 

Blueprint Plans Model Refugee Camps

The Blueprint Initiative, an alliance formed to develop patterns for regenerative settlements, has agreed upon a project to design model refugee camps, Blueprint 200. During a meeting held at Healing Biotope 1, Tamera, from March 30 to April 3, 2016, the plan to design and build two demonstration sites was agreed upon. The sites will embody a whole-system approach to the building of regenerative settlements, and incorporate all aspects of the basic infrastructure needed by displaced people, such as water and sanitation, energy, road access, agriculture, and shelter.

UNHCR Resources on Integrated Design for Refugees


Here are some interesting resources that have been funded by the UNHCR, UN’s refugee agency, which involve more integrated design and solutions. The last two resources were from “Permaculture for Peace” resource list

Redesigning Refugee Communities
Here’s an article on redesigning refugee communities, using an integrated masterplan design, including where to build hospitals, schools, etc. focusing on community development.

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