"If you love nature, don't live in it," the adage goes. If left to itself, nature would replenish. Accelerating climate change are the human effects like industrial agriculture, fossil fuels, waste and mass production.
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2021-2030 the decade of ecosystem restoration. The most effective methods are up for debate, but our November explores one: rewilding. Solène Wolff, our interview partner, defines it as "giving back space for nature to repair with little to no human intervention." It's a hands-off, nature-lead approach.
Read on to learn about a lake landscape made from open-pit mines near Leipzig, a search engine planting trees and a research project showing what successful rewilding looks like. Three upcoming events explore sustainable cities and design.