110: How to build people and planet positive homes? (guest: Kasper Guldager Jensen – Co-Founder at Home.Earth)

Welcome to the 110th episode of Urbcast, in which we will talk about: How to build people and planet positive homes? 🧐

In this episode I am talking to Kasper Guldager Jensen—Co-founder of Home Earth, Co-author of the ‘Cradle to Cradle Manual’ and ‘Building a Circular Future’. and visiting professor in architecture in Munich, Delft and Calgary. Kasper brings over 15 years of experience he gained while developing tools and solutions on how to apply sustainable thinking to practice.

Now Kasper uses his knowledge, spearheading Home.Earth – a real estate company that design, develop and build properties with an ambition of owning and operating them forever.

Why should we talk about it?

Did we reach a moment in which we are ready to put profit in the same row with people and planet? This week, we will talk about a new way forward for real estate and introduce a more sustainable way of providing new homes to its residents.

Why is it worth listening to?

Because Kasper shares his nature based approach to architecture & design profession. Now he brings his vast expertise within Cradle to Cradle, Circular Economy, or GXN into Home.Earth – setting out to develop urban communities with inclusivity, liveability and sustainability at its core.

We talked about:

  • Where are we on the journey from linear to circular building model?
  • How to use nature in designing our cities and tackle mental problems?
  • What is the eco-system thinking and biomimicry and how to apply them?
  • What is so different in Home.Earth’s approach?
  • How can we achieve the real sustainability in building(s)?
  • How to design, knowing we spend 90% of our lives inside buildings?

Book recommendation:

  • Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things – William McDonough and Michael Braungart

Netflix recommendation:

  • Breaking Boundaries: The Science Of Our Planet

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Music: spear_oh