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Biophilic Cities for an Urban Century

Why nature is essential for the success of cities

Authors: McDonald, Robert, Beatley, Tim

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  • Concisely presents the basic principles of biophilic design 
  • Introduces a coherent intellectual framework for the value of nature in the urban century
  • Explores how biophilic city design can counter-act growing urban psychological penalties
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​This book argues that, paradoxically, at their moment of triumph and fastest growth, cities need nature more than ever. Only if our urban world is full of biophilic cities will the coming urban century truly succeed. Cities are quintessentially human, the perfect forum for interaction, and we are entering what could justly be called the urban century, the fastest period of urban growth in human history. Yet a growing body of scientific literature shows that the constant interaction, the hyper-connectedness, of cities leads to an urban psychological penalty. Nature in cities can be solution to this dilemma, allowing us to have all the benefits of our urban, connected world yet also have that urban home be a place where humanity can thrive. 

This book presents best practices and case studies from biophilic design, showing how cities around the world are beginning to incorporate nature into their urban fabric. It will be a valuable resource for scholars and professionals working in the area of sustainable cities.

About the authors

Robert McDonald is Lead Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, based in Washington, DC, USA.  He researches the relationship between cities and nature.
Timothy Beatley is the Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, in the School of the Architecture at the University of Virginia, USA, where he has taught for the last thirty years. He also directs the Biophilic Cities Network.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biophilic Cities for an Urban Century
Book Subtitle
Why nature is essential for the success of cities
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-51665-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-51665-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-51664-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 124
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations
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