BIOPHILIC DESIGN: SCIENCE, THEORY, ECONOMICS & PRACTICE
Biophilic Design is an hour-long course that explains the human connection to nature within the built environment. Created by Terrapin Bright Green, and delivered by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, this course explores the scientific foundations of biophilic design theory and presents current research on the subject. Using case studies of best practice in planning and urban design, this course covers the main tenets of biophilia, as well as the 14 patterns of biophilic design. This course is intended to help design and planning professionals understand the impact of biophilic design on human health and productivity, as well demonstrate as how these elements can be incorporated into built environments.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
• Learn the scientific foundation of biophilic design, as well as research supporting the theory
• Understand the 14 patterns of biophilic design, and how they impact the build environment
• Review a variety of natural materials appropriate for biophilic design
• Explore case studies of best practice in biophilic design projects
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
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