As our cities expand and densify simultaneously, there is a need to design places to connect people to nature. This session articulates the need for biophilic interventions in urban places, offers good examples found in NYC and Phoenix, and suggests solutions you can take now to help in your city.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn about the 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design and how these can be applied to the urban environment.
  • Participants will learn what recent science demonstrates regarding human behavioral response to natural environments and stimuli, and how biophilic design profoundly affects human well being and productivity.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of how DIY biophilic design can be an easy way to infuse biophilia in their communities.
  • Participants will learn to recognize biophilic design patterns and elements.