What is the role of nature in urban areas? Tim Beatley, chair of urban and environmental planning in the U.Va. School of Architecture, is hoping to answer that question through an initiative engaging cities across the globe.
The Biophilic Cities Project at the University of Virginia School of Architecture is a multiyear initiative engaging cities across the globe.
Biophilic cities care about, seek to protect, restore and grow nature, and strive to foster deep connections and daily contact with the natural world, said Tim Beatley, Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, chair of the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning and a self-described “biophilic urbanist.”