BP200 - 2017 Project Report

Please download the full report. (PDF)

PORTUGAL - Honoring the Blueprint Alliance for the value it places on the collaborative process, Blueprint200 starts here, with interviewing key players, officials, volunteers, refugees, and camp designers, and synthesizing the findings with the major takeaways of our research. First-hand, direct experience is invaluable and deserves prominent foundational placement, sturdy ground, upon which Blueprint 200 grows;

A model site educating on alternative solutions for displaced people


We are at the confluence of resource depletion, climate instability and economic inequality where we all need solutions for regenerative living. The global refugee situation offers a chance to direct the potential of these solutions towards this pressure point of our time; serving some of the people most in need today.
Our project will build an inspiring demonstration and training center in Tamera in the form of a temporary settlement for 200 people. This will serve as an evolving model for regenerative design which fosters trust and restores the surrounding landscape. The design integrates the elements of water, energy, shelter, food and social cohesion which can be used in emergency responses.
Those who stay in, visit and study the model will gain a new perspective, in a way that continuously influences camp designs, standards, and policies for displaced people and refugees.

About Wetland Ecosystem Treatment

Jay Abrahams from Biologic Design in front of a WET-System

Blueprint's Jay Abrahams from Biologic Design has produced a short 5 minute video for the 2017 Agroecology Forum about Wetland Ecosystem Treatment or WET-Sytems, to encourage the discussion at the Forum about the use of Permaculture design principles creating Agroecological Systems.

This video is his first attempt at video editing and we are happy to share it here. 

Blueprint meeting in Tamera March 2017

Blueprint Alliance members

The Blueprint Alliance brings together people who are dedicated to the design and creation of regenerative human settlements that regenerate people’s lives and the land on which they live. One of the main objectives of the Alliance is to support living demonstration sites in which a range of regenerative systems and technologies are integrated within a holistic design.

Transforming Land, Transforming Lives

In time to be communicated at the World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul, Turkey this year, the Lemon Tree Trust together with Dr. Andrew Adam-Bradford, a senior research fellow at the Agroecology, Resilience & Water department of Coventry University has released the wonderful: Transforming Land, Transforming Lives publication.

Blueprint Plans Model Refugee Camps

The Blueprint Initiative, an alliance formed to develop patterns for regenerative settlements, has agreed upon a project to design model refugee camps, Blueprint 200. During a meeting held at Healing Biotope 1, Tamera, from March 30 to April 3, 2016, the plan to design and build two demonstration sites was agreed upon. The sites will embody a whole-system approach to the building of regenerative settlements, and incorporate all aspects of the basic infrastructure needed by displaced people, such as water and sanitation, energy, road access, agriculture, and shelter.


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