The impetus for establishing this resource was the early death of Paulo Mellett, who was at the forefront of integrating permaculture, water, building and energy designs into the lives of local communities. His chief skill was to work inclusively – to capture the imaginations of the diverse interests in the field of sustainability/regeneration and to integrate their efforts to meet the overall practical intention.
Paulo's life here ended in 2014 but his way of working and his underlying values remain highly relevant to addressing contemporary problems. Paulo's influences continue through the work of the Blueprint Project based at the Tamera Community in southern Portugal.
This website is offered as an entry point to Paulo's life and work, with a commentary on the evolving work of the Blueprint Project. It also acts as a gateway to the Blueprint website to which contains full details of Blueprint projects being undertaken across the world. Together, these two websites can act as an educational meeting place for all who wish to collaborate in building integrated systems that help to improve people's quality of life.