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What Is A Biophilic City? with Dr. Tim Beatley

October 19, 2020 Serenbe / Tim Beatley Season 4 Episode 3
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What Is A Biophilic City? with Dr. Tim Beatley
Oct 19, 2020 Season 4 Episode 3
Serenbe / Tim Beatley

Today's episode features Dr. Tim Beatley, who is the Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, where he has taught for the last twenty-five years.

Much of Tim's work focuses on the subject of sustainable communities, and creative strategies by which cities and towns can fundamentally reduce their ecological footprints, while at the same time becoming more livable and equitable places.

Tim Beatley believes that sustainable and resilient cities represent our best hope for addressing today’s environmental challenges, but as he says in this episode, "we have to move quickly."  Join us as we talk with Tim about what makes a Biophilic City, the importance of sustainability and resilience in city planning and design, and our ethical obligation to create a better future.

Mentioned In The Episode

Biophilic Cities

Tim Beatley

Green Urbanism: Learning from European Cities

Robin C. Moore

Natural Learning Initiative 

Bill Browning

Terrapin Bright Green 

SXSW Eco

Amanda Sturgeon 

The Biophilic Institute

Biophilic Cities

Biophilic Leadership Summit

Living Building Challenge 

Dianna Budds, Curbed 

Ethical Land Use: Principles of Policy and Planning

1918 Influenza Pandemic

Singapore - The City in Nature

Ryan Gainey’s The Well-Placed Weed

Environmental Resilience Institute 

Zealandia 

Nina Marie Lister’s natural garden in Toronto, Canada

Nygren Placemaking

The Nature of Cities 

Dr. Stephen R. Kellert 

The SHIFT Awards 

Richard Louv

Children & Nature Network

“Why not put green roofs on buses?” - Fast Company 

Biophilic Solutions Promo

Show Notes

Today's episode features Dr. Tim Beatley, who is the Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, where he has taught for the last twenty-five years.

Much of Tim's work focuses on the subject of sustainable communities, and creative strategies by which cities and towns can fundamentally reduce their ecological footprints, while at the same time becoming more livable and equitable places.

Tim Beatley believes that sustainable and resilient cities represent our best hope for addressing today’s environmental challenges, but as he says in this episode, "we have to move quickly."  Join us as we talk with Tim about what makes a Biophilic City, the importance of sustainability and resilience in city planning and design, and our ethical obligation to create a better future.

Mentioned In The Episode

Biophilic Cities

Tim Beatley

Green Urbanism: Learning from European Cities

Robin C. Moore

Natural Learning Initiative 

Bill Browning

Terrapin Bright Green 

SXSW Eco

Amanda Sturgeon 

The Biophilic Institute

Biophilic Cities

Biophilic Leadership Summit

Living Building Challenge 

Dianna Budds, Curbed 

Ethical Land Use: Principles of Policy and Planning

1918 Influenza Pandemic

Singapore - The City in Nature

Ryan Gainey’s The Well-Placed Weed

Environmental Resilience Institute 

Zealandia 

Nina Marie Lister’s natural garden in Toronto, Canada

Nygren Placemaking

The Nature of Cities 

Dr. Stephen R. Kellert 

The SHIFT Awards 

Richard Louv

Children & Nature Network

“Why not put green roofs on buses?” - Fast Company 

Biophilic Solutions Promo