by Lisa Novacek
Can cities learn from nature? Shannon Royden-Turner unpacks the principles of biomimicry as a way to effectively and sustainably move cities forward.
“We’re stuck in a paradigm of not even realizing we’re part of nature” states Shannon Royden Turner, director at Actuality (formally know as in/formal south) during an interview in her Cape Town office on Long Street. With over 15 years of experience, Shannon’s works with local & provincial government, community members, community leaders, NGOs and corporate organisations to uncover solutions that consider the interrelationship between complex components of cities.