A new model of urbanisation powered by Renewable Energy and defined by a restorative and mutually beneficial relationship between cities and their hinterland is urgently needed. We therefore identify transferrable success factors that enable cities to go beyond sustainability and become regenerative. A regenerative city enhances rather than undermines the ecosystems on which it depends.
While modern cities function in a linear manner in which resources are used and wasted, regenerative cities are based on circular resource flows and generate the resources it consumes. In order to realize this vision, we analyse case studies from across the globe and set regional focuses for the advocacy work. For example, the WFC office in Beijing specifically identifies policy solutions for transforming Chinese cities into Regenerative Cities.