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Episode 50 Bob Berkebile

I’ve always found mentors a critical part to navigating the life journey. They provide rare insight, wisdom, and perspective. If you’re lost, they can help you regain your path. And if you want to make a big change, or take the risk, they often have encouraging and sage words. But finding outstanding mentors is a hard task.

I feel like our planet and certainly the U.S. right now needs a mentor. And maybe you do too. We’re losing the battle in many fronts and lost at sea in terms of politics and global warming runamuck. Hurricane Harvey and Irma punched us hard, taking life and life-sustaining that we take for granted for Houston, St. Martins, South Florida and beyond.

The now regular and increasingly powerful hurricanes are a BIG wakeup call for all of us, and not just those directly impacted. However, did we hear the CALL? And will we have the insight to change our standard practices that are causing harm? More than ever, time feels shorter.

In this week’s Regen360 iTunes podcast show, my dialog is with one of my favorite sustainability gurus and mentors, Bob Berkebile. We talk about rebuilding after Harvey and Irma and lessons learned from the dozen cities Bob has worked with to boost resilience by minimizing disasters and rebuilding. We also talk about deep issues like passion, purpose and legacy building. Bob Berkebile is a founding principal of BNIM Architects in Kansas City. He was the founding chairman of AIA’s Committee on the Environment [COTE], and is now an urban renewal developer reviving mixed-use communities.

Bob Berkebile is now in his fourth decade of work as a designer, developer and thought leader. He never seems to tire at innovation based on vision, spirit, and inspiration. In this special Regen360 interview Bob gives us needed clarity and hope!

To rebuilding with resiliency!

David Gottfried