Ben Haggard

Ben specializes in a holistic, systems-based approach to understanding and building upon the complex human, natural and economic relationships that create and sustain the vitality and viability of a place.

Ben has provided a range of professional expertise to a wide spectrum of projects across North America, helping to develop models of thinking that integrate ecological and living-systems approaches with large-scale development. He has worked with developers and design teams, governmental agencies, city planning departments, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and others to apply the Regenesis approach to a broad range of community development issues and contexts.

Ben is a skilled writer, facilitator, and strategic thinker. His current work focuses on developing processes that coalesce diverse stakeholders around unifying, higher-order aims. Recent projects have included a new sustainable community planned for the outskirts of Capetown, South Africa and a regional sustainability planning project in the Finger Lakes region of New York. He also acts as a faculty member for The Regenerative Practitioner series.