Design for Community Regeneration

A colored pencil sketch of solar panels in a field below the D4CR logo and title.

D4CR is an MDC initiative led by Tim Griffin, Dewey Thorbeck, and Jonee Brigham. D4CR partners with communities in a process of imagining and planning their resilient future addressing food, water, and energy security while increasing economic opportunities, social cohesion, and finding low cost housing options. 


Communities participate in a ground-up "Geodesign" process assisted by geographic data, and a dashboard for community goals. Regional clusters of rural, peri-urban, and urban communities will explore how to identify their assets of land such as underutilized golf courses, school properties, and industrial sites and participate in an inclusive decision process about future regenerative land use yielding initiatives ready for implementation.