ReMAKE projects have occurred within government, private and non-profit sectors. All include elements that support the advancement of sustainable societies. Types of projects have included development of organizations, communities, real estate and businesses along with the preparation of sustainability, climate, resiliency and land development plans. The project range is vast, the experiential capacity is deep. Key projects highlighted on this page and more details can be found within Rebecca’s CV.
ReMAKE Shapes Better Systems
Greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change are the largest within the macro sectors of transportation, buildings, and agriculture. These built systems greatly shape the livability of communities and health of all individuals within them. ReMAKE works to integrate the value of human and natural capital into projects, policies and programs to create more sustainable societies where all have the opportunity to thrive. Consider the following sample questions in your next project.
What if policy that shapes the form and investment in the built systems included a community well-being meter to inform decision-making?
What if economic models monetized the value of ecosystem services and the societal cost of systemic poverty?
What if infrastructure went beyond the traditional definitions of pipes, power lines, and roads to include equitable access to workplaces and community resources?
What if existing buildings could be adapted to be resilient, healthy, net-positive and contribute to creating better places around them?
What if more food was regionally sourced and contained less additives in processing to make it healthier for people and the planet?
These are just a few of the big questions that many across the globe are working to address. Rebecca asks questions like these to challenge the status quo and seek better, more sustainable solutions. Our project examples provide tangible illustrations of how we have shaped systems to create greater societal good. The keys to Rebecca’s success in these and any project are knowing the right questions to ask, having the technical capacity to generate better answers, and providing the leadership and management skills needed to overcome barriers and advance implementation.
Are you interested in learning more about how to integrate sustainable systems into your projects and decision-making? Contact me through the Maryland Department of Planning.