We are the Yorth Group.

We plan, implement and measure restorative development at scale, helping cities and businesses transition to the circular economy.

We believe that isolated 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. 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 resource management, ecosystem restoration, and social enrichment. Along the way, we measure progress through our restorative metrics platform, which seamlessly integrates established benchmarks such as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into our reporting.

Cities

We design restorative and resilient districts and communities.

Business

We help businesses thrive in the circular economy.

Recent Work

Circular Economy

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, one of the thought leaders in the circular economy, uses the following definition: “A circular economy is a systemic approach to economic development designed to benefit businesses, society, and the environment. In contrast to the ‘take-make-waste’ linear model, a circular economy is regenerative by design and aims to gradually decouple growth from the consumption of finite resources.” 

Key principles: 

  • Eliminate waste and pollution 
  • Keep products and materials in use at equal or higher value 
  • Restore natural systems 

Restorative Development

Restorative development is the creation of net-positive outcomes for districts, communities, cities and businesses through the integrated management of water, energy, materials and food production. This closed-loop infrastructure can serve as a catalyst for a public-private circular ecosystem that yields economic, social and environmental benefits, such as living wages, community health & wellbeing and restored natural systems. In the Yorth approach, Restorative Development is a prerequisite of the circular economy.

Key principles: 

  • Integrated Utilities
  • Blue + Green Infrastructure
  • Smart City Technologies
  • Materials Reclamation
  • Industrial Symbiosis
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Zero Emissions Mobility