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Social Permaculture, Landscaping the City

The concept of permaculture was defined in 1978 by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. Its origin is linked to the contraction of the words Permanent (in the sense of sustainable) and Agriculture. Permaculture landscaping is conceived as a discipline aiming to design sustainable environments in all its dimensions: social, economic and environmental. To this end, permaculture landscaping designs are framed in three ethical principles: caring for the earth: preserving the soil, forests and water as necessary for the development of all living beings. Caring for people: which implies satisfying basic human needs. Distributing the surpluses: inviting the surplus to be reinvested in the system so there is no waste and, it is shared. This are some general guidelines on the complexity of developing sustainable permaculture landscapes for human environments in urban settlements: Observe and interact: take nature as a reference, a large complex system of interrelationships, to create beneficial, integrated systems. Capture and store resources: given the current use of non-renewable sources, it is ideal to develop smart and sustainable ways to generate and store …