Biomimicry Chicago is in the process of developing our beta tool to demonstrate the Deep Roots Initiative concept. With the help of our working groups, partner organizations, sponsors and Advisory Board, we are building out content and refining our approach
Working groups are playing an instrumental role in discovering nature-based design principles and inspiring new design approaches brainstormed at our Design Jam! sessions. This new content will help to fill out our tool’s database of nature-based design strategies and creative design ideas to inspire the region to explore new approaches to solving urgent challenges.
Our Deep Roots leadership team and partner organizations are also in the process developing metrics for our prioritized ecosystem functions to define ecosystem performance standards for our region – the basis for our audacious goals. We are also working with partners to develop case studies that will allow us to test the concept and develop industry baseline metrics to measure performance and progress towards our goals.