There is no single model for a natureful, biophilic city. The Biophilic Cities Network is a diverse set of partner cities that draw solutions from their varied experiences, cultures and landscapes. The vision of Phoenix, Arizona as an arid city rich in nature is one that embraces its native, xeric landscape. This vision is very different from that of Singapore, a “city in a garden”, that is lush in green vegetation.
Dr. Whendee Silver is Professor of Ecosystem Ecology in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. She is researching the biogeochemical effects of climate change and human impacts on the environment, and the potential for mitigating these effects. Dr. Silver is conducting research for The Marin Carbon Project.
Game-changing ideas begin by seeing the possibilities for a sustainable world reflected in the living systems that surround us. That’s what we celebrate each year in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge—a competition that asks innovators to create radically sustainable human designs inspired by the natural world.
Finding nature in a high-rise apartment seems quixotic, but it may be just the biophilic injection dense cities need.
The Leonardo DiCaprio foundation has worked closely with Bioneers for years in order to further both organizations’ missions to halt and reverse global climate change and find innovative solutions to the world’s biggest challenges.
The time has come to use water as leverage for impactful and catalytic change.
In this essay about Biomimicry, Janine Benyus discusses why humans should learn from nature rather than simply about nature.
Working in partnership with multinational mining company BHP, Rocky Mountain Institute’s Sunshine for Mines team has uncovered an opportunity to turn closed mine sites, or legacy mines, into independent power plants, storage facilities, or value-added grid-service providers.
Almost 30 years ago, seven organic farmers from the U.S. Midwest, unhappy with the state of American agriculture, decided to band together and form a cooperative to continue farming sustainably.
By thinking outside the box, and finding support through like-minded communities, Lipkis has reimagined cities as living ecosystems.