Human Nature fulfils its purpose through the making and remaking of places – from whole neighbourhoods to new communities
Human Nature designs, builds and owns intrinsically sustainable developments, deploys its public realm, infrastructure and building typologies in any place, conceives and runs energy, mobility and other circular services via a suite of services, and works with people and communities to rapidly seize the benefits of shared, sustainable and healthy living.

At this scale we can deploy all 12 of the levers of change in our Circle of Impact, which cumulatively achieve uniquely regenerative, transformational social, environmental and economic impacts for exponential sustainability.

This represents an essential step-change in the performance of the built environment. Additionally, we can deploy replicable Human Nature typologies of intrinsically sustainable buildings and construction systems to any neighbourhood, working with our stable of top-class architects, engineers and builders.

Alongside placemaking we conceive, design, partner, finance and operate circular services in the neighbourhoods we work in. These include co-mobility services, affordable and renewable energy, food and waste strategies, stewardship, commercial lettings and asset management. These services – often joint ventures with innovative brands and community enterprises – bring life and employment to neighbourhoods and enable the achievement of social and environmental goals well beyond the reach of mainstream real estate.

The human stories arising from neighbourhood-making, shared living and services combine to craft a new social imagination about the potential better future: ways of being, of living, of working that will transform the quality of life for all while stabilising the global climate, regenerating nature and forging a new inclusive, creative and productive economy.
The question is no longer how can the planet support our lifestyles but what lifestyles can the planet support?
circle of impact
Welcome to the neighbourhood
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Welcome to the
neighbourhood
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Welcome to the
neighbourhood
Energy & infrastructure
Buildings
& fabric
Homes
Sustainable mobility
Stewardship & services
Enterprise
& creativity
Affordable living & community wealth
Catalytic conversations
Land use
& place
Bioregion & ecosystems
Behaviour
& culture
Public health & wellbeing
Energy & infrastructure
Buildings
& fabric
Homes
Sustainable mobility
Stewardship & services
Enterprise
& creativity
Affordable living & community wealth
Catalytic conversations
Land use
& place
Bioregion & ecosystems
Behaviour
& culture
Public health & wellbeing
Energy & infrastructure
Buildings
& fabric
Homes
Sustainable mobility
Stewardship & services
Enterprise
& creativity
Affordable living & community wealth
Catalytic conversations
Land use
& place
Bioregion & ecosystems
Behaviour
& culture
Public health & wellbeing
This Circle of Impact sets out 12 interrelated ways in which at neighbourhood-scale we and our partners can drive uniquely powerful and urgent transformational change, at a replicable, appropriate and sufficient scale, improving lives while regenerating the biosphere.
Each tool has the possibility to create positive impacts. But all tools deployed together and in an integrated way in place are exceptionally effective in achieving compound, transformative impacts towards exponential sustainability. And more than this, they can both inspire and make it far easier for all to live well and sustainably as we approach the second quarter of this century of extraordinary challenges and opportunities.
“Ultimately, any true green swan will help – simultaneously – to regenerate the natural, social and economic worlds. An existentially taxing, civilisational task. But we have left ourselves no alternative. The upside is that, for the foreseeable future, this will be by far the biggest opportunity for adventure, growth, and evolution in the tightly coupled stories of humankind, capitalism, and our home planet, Earth”
John Elkington