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dc.contributor.advisorWalker, Charles
dc.contributor.authorSyed, Yaseen Fatima
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-28T02:47:13Z
dc.date.available2021-06-28T02:47:13Z
dc.date.copyright2021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/14301
dc.description.abstractRetrofitting and redesigning of cities has become more imperative as the pressures of climate change and rapid global urbanization continues to grow and this demands urgent responses. Unfortunately, the current design of buildings and whole cities leads to an overall degradation of natural resources and loss of biodiversity. As a result, it appears beneficial to observe and analyze how nature addresses similar issues while continuing to remain sustainable within itself. Biomimicry is the term used to describe the imitation of these natural systems and strategies within human innovation to solve challenges. Understanding the systems of life within natural organisms and utilizing them in urban design and architecture, can be the starting point of the creation and evolution of sustainable cities that aim to become regenerative. This thesis examines the three levels of biomimicry (organism, behavioral and ecosystem) and analyzes specific case studies within these to elucidate the best approach to produce sustainable and regenerative outcomes. Ecosystem based biomimicry has been shown to achieve this. The thesis explores a complex field that correlates ecosystem functions, processes and services, and the potential design strategies required by designers in order to achieve self-sufficient architecture with ecologically improved performance. It has been concluded that the built environment must be expected to actively contribute towards building firmer ecological and social relationships as opposed to being idle contributors to Global warming and the degradation of the natural world.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectBiomimicryen_NZ
dc.subjectSystems thinkingen_NZ
dc.subjectEcosystemsen_NZ
dc.subjectRegenerative built environmentsen_NZ
dc.subjectRegenerative designen_NZ
dc.subjectRegenerative developmenten_NZ
dc.subjectHumanismen_NZ
dc.subjectSustainabilityen_NZ
dc.subjectGreenen_NZ
dc.subjectGreen architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectEfficiencyen_NZ
dc.titleBiomimicry As a Strategy to Enhance Ecologically Regenerative Designen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Philosophyen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2021-06-28T00:00:35Z


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