Taking Nature to the City (via The Dirt)

Is this just another new term for an existing discipline like ‘Landscape Urbanism’ or is it another naive call for ‘more nature’ saying it benefits people when it does not really consider people other than as statistical or numerical evidence for advancing its own cause? I need to read it before I’ll know but I have my doubts….

Taking Nature to the City In “Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning,” Timothy Beatley, Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities at the University of Virginia, argues that planners and landscape architects must design cities so people feel intimately connected with nature. Beatley hopes his book will foster a dialogue about biophilic cities by first defining what these are, offering a set of indicators for measuring biophilic interact … Read More

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