Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQ
We look at our work through a “whole systems lens” that focuses on creating multi-functional planning and design solutions that provide a range of benefits for clients from protecting and increasing green infrastructure networks to creating a high-quality built environment.
WHAT IS A RESILIENT COMMUNITY?
Resilience is the capacity of a system to absorb disturbance and reorganize while undergoing change. Resilient communities are complex systems capable of bouncing back from adverse situations. They can do this by actively preparing for economic, social and environmental change. They most closely resemble the complexity of natural systems.
WHAT ARE ECOSYSTEM SERVICES?
Are the many benefits humans and other species receive directly from nature. Traditionally this has included clean air and water, habitat, food production and other critical benefits for survival. We now recognize these core values as well as additional benefits such as recreation, economics, equity, and others.
WHAT IS PERMACULTURE?
Permaculture is an approach to designing human settlements and agricultural systems that are modeled on the relationships found in natural ecologies. More information on Permaculture can be found at www.northeastpermaculture.org