The Yorth Approach: Restorative Development

Society faces an exponentially expanding set of ‘wicked’ challenges – rapid urbanization, resource insecurity, climate volatility, deteriorating infrastructure, and socio-economic instability. Community leaders often lack the time, capital, tools, and partnerships to address these challenges systematically. As a result, issues are dealt with in a reactive and patchwork manner, generating a downward spiral of deteriorating performance, capacity, and resilience.

Yorth helps cities overcome these challenges. Our core skill, value, and function is systems-based innovation for restorative city development. We provide a robust set of solutions that make restorative development clear, compelling, and actionable. Our Integrated Utility Hub (IUH) and Integrated Utility System (IUS) designs are high-performance district-scaled Grid Solutions that integrate a range of traditionally separate utility functions to enhance resource security, resilience, and standards of living while reducing systems-wide costs. Supporting our grid solutions, we utilize our proprietary Circular Insights™, a robust planning platform that helps cities assess their current urban systems challenges, while preparing strategic implementation roadmaps that guide them to a future state of integrated, circular, and restorative success.

Examples of Services Offered

  • Equity measurement and reporting (environmental, social, economic, identity)
  • Community Assessments
  • Circular Economic Assessment and Modeling
  • Performance Benchmarking & Assessment
  • Regenerative Urbanism Designs
  • Integrated Utility Hub (IUH) Designs
  • Integrated Utility Grid (IUS) Designs
  • Material Reclamation and Repurposing
  • Policy & Regulatory Mapping for Circular Economy
  • Financial Modeling for Circular Economy
  • Long-term Infrastructure Plans
  • Implementation Plans and Actions for Circular Economy

Key Benefits of the Systems-Based Approach

+ Cities can achieve aggressive environmental, social, and economic development goals far faster and with less effort than incremental, green, and building-by-building approaches

+ Cross-silo challenges and traditionally inefficient group processes can be overcome through effective public-private collaboration

+ Profitable utility services business model invites private capital to bridge municipal funding gaps while supporting no cost public bonding

+ Enables assessment, design, and a funding mechanism that helps municipalities fund and build important infrastructure that traditionally has zero income against the investment (sunk cost infrastructure components)

+ High levels of innovation and resource security enables cities to attract top talent, businesses, PR, tourism, and investment, while supporting added density and development opportunities

+ 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

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