This paper will outline regenerative development, describe the process of using the LENSES (Living Environments in Natural, Social and Economic Systems) Framework, and highlight a project in Victoria, Australia, where regenerative development and LENSES have been used to guide the master planning process
Social sustainability is about ensuring the sustenance of the diverse social relations that exist in healthy communities. Creating the physical, cultural and social places that support wellbeing and a sense of community involves a process of engagement with the people who inhabit those places. There are several key points to note: social sustainability is as much about the process as it is about the outcome, the design of the physical place is critical and the physical outcomes need to be integrated with social infrastructure systems. The note is divided into two parts.