This chapter provides an overview of current research and practice in the field of regenerative urban development. We define the regenerative approach as a holistic development framework that creates feedback loops between physical, natural, economic, and social capital that are mutually supportive and restore healthy and prosperous relationships among these forms of capital. The regenerative approach to development differs from sustainable development in that it looks backward and forward in time. Regenerative development is keen to repair what is broken in our economy, our society, and our environment as we build a more abundant world - a world marked by increasing stocks of human, natural, and economic capital. While sustainable development suggests that financial capital is the most important of the three pillars of sustainability (economic capital, human capital, and natural capital), regenerative development proponents argue that we must put financial capital in service to humans and nature.
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