Humans and cities have survived on this planet thus far, but so has nature, for a much longer time. Janine Benyus, author of the foundational book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, aspires for the modern city to be functionally indistinguishable from a forest. This means cities should give resources back to the Earth in a similar manner to the natural land that they replaced. These standards may seem high, but are possible through deliberately planned eco-structure and infrastructure.
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