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Abstract Urban environmental degradation and disasters are leading to a paradigm shift towards implementing regenerative and resilient concepts on all scales. The interrelationship between microscopic and macroscopic elements of the built environment must be considered from pre-design through to building handover to avoid future disasters and environmental degradation in urban areas. This paper aims to identify synergies between the resilient and regenerative design activities needed on all scales and dimensions. The developed conceptual framework represents the context in which the study is conducted. Cooperation strategies on different scales are required to mitigate the climate crisis by reflecting the dimension of increasing energy consumption requirements from materials to the urban built environment in cities. The methods used to answer the research questions are data analysis from literature and trend comparisons at local, regional and global levels. New approaches and interrelationships were found by testing hypotheses in different design traditions and socio-economic situations. Research findings clearly showed that a new concept has to be created as a cooperative system of discrete disconnected parts in scale-jumping design based on the synergies from regenerative and resilience design and practice. This paper concludes with new concept design principles that need to be implemented in daily life to support the creation of resilient and regenerative solutions for the built environment.