Yorth plans and implements restorative design at scale, helping cities, districts and businesses transition to the circular economy.
We believe that siloed circular initiatives, however well-intentioned, can’t succeed in a broken system. That’s why Yorth is committed to implementing circular design and restorative development at scale. That means we don’t focus only on products and materials, but on the larger picture, which includes infrastructure, the built environment, mobility, economic incentives and finance, as well as individual wellbeing and community health.
Our objective is to drive a restorative and circular development model that empowers organizations and communities to do well by doing good – to generate economic prosperity through closed-loop and sustainable resource management, ecosystem restoration, and social enrichment.
When we partner with cities, districts and businesses, we leverage our benchmarking, measurement, scenario planning, and reporting tools to assess current and future state, and to develop designs that create environmental, economic and social equity. Along the way, we share cutting-edge knowledge and best practices, while also working to align key stakeholders and innovative public-private partnerships.
To fulfill its objective, Yorth:
+ Utilizes its proprietary Circular Economy Metrics, which include an objective benchmarking, assessment, modeling, and management platform to guide its clients to restorative, circular success across environmental, social and economic performance areas.
+ Designs Integrated Utility Hubs (IUH), which are high-performance district-based utility and community centers that integrate utilities into a single system, combining industry-leading resource recovery, waste-to-energy, water purification, and food production functions in a single building.
+ Designs Integrated Utility Systems (IUS) to connect the IUH with the community and optimize energy, water, waste, internet, and transportation infrastructure at a distributed and district-based scale. The IUS designs include the capture, reclamation and reuse/reproduction of material flow within the district and city in a circular economic context.
+ Creates regenerative and dynamic urban habitat designs that integrate the physical infrastructure such as roadways, building, waterways, utilities and eco-system with the non-physical infrastructure such as health, education, engagement and inclusion, and artificial intelligence (AI).
+ Partners with industry leaders and corporations to find their place within the circular economy and to realize the benefits of restorative development, a key to long-term resilience and growth.
+ Establishes a global network of engineering, construction and knowledge partners for construction, development, and financing of Yorth’s restorative infrastructure projects.
The Yorth approach is market based and leapfrogs green and sustainable development while delivering unparalleled levels of practicality and performance.