All too often, human health and wellness as a subject lacks a contextual framework for understanding the impacts of our relationship to the environment we inhabit – in particular, how we relate to other species with whom we share a common ecosystem and biosphere. Recent interest in wellness, as evidenced by the emergence of new frameworks such as the WELL Standard and Biophilic Design, has the potential to change the way we evaluate project success. This talk will explore interspecies interaction as a design tool, including associated benefits and the role of stewardship in assuring a positive human future.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
1) Gain a general understanding of the WELL Standard and Biophilic Design concepts
2) Obtain a deeper understanding of ecological systems and processes, and how to recognize and evaluate the health of a landscape.
3) Learn how interspecies interactions can improve human health & wellness, and how designing for All Species Wellness can create better places for humans to work, live, and play
Josiah Cain, Director of Innovation, Sherwood Design Engineers
ASLA Oregon Chapter