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Biophilic Austin: A Deeper Look Into the Biophilic Cities Network’s Newest Member

The Biophilic Cities Network welcomed Austin, Texas as a Partner City and celebrated the city’s dedication to preserving its rich natural heritage to benefit both people and nature. Austin has taken significant steps to protect and promote its wildlife, water bodies, and urban tree canopy. Not content to rest on previous achievements, the city has [...]

Biophilic DC Celebration- May 23, 2016

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Biophilly Meet and Greet- May 18, 2016

The Future of Technobiophilia: An Interview with Sue Thomas

Have you ever wondered why so many technological terms are named after nature, such as the cloud, or why many of us have wallpapers and screensavers of beautiful natural wonders and landscapes? Could there be biophilic traits to this ever-growing technological world? When you ask Sue Thomas, author of Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberspace, to define [...]

The Technobiophilic City

It seems a reality of modern life that we all carry with us a variety of electronic media that pull and tug on us everywhere we go--smart phones, tablets, smart watches and Google glass. Most of us use this technology, understand that our lives have been changed because of it, and would not want to [...]

Lights Out in Flagstaff, Arizona!

Briana Bergstrom When the great earth, abandoning day, rolls up the deeps of the heavens and the universe, a new door opens for the human spirit, and there are few so clownish that some awareness of the mystery of being does not touch them as they gaze. For a moment of night we have a [...]

Reinventing Nature in the City: Leave No Trace and Do No Harm Turns Into Do Something, Make It Good

An Interview with Natalie Jeremijenko, Director of the Environmental Health Clinic, Associate Professor in the Visual Art Department, NYU and affiliated with the Computer Science Department and Environmental Studies program Natalie Jeremijenko is a renowned artist, engineer, and inventor who is innovating in unexpected ways. Jeremijenko, like many others, is dissatisfied with current reactions to many of today’s greatest environmental [...]

The Green Alley Project: A University-Community Partnership in Austin, Texas

The idea of greening alleys is becoming more and more prevalent in cities across the globe. Just last year, Tim Beatley wrote about Montreal’s impressive Green Alley program.  From using alleys as stormwater management tools to creating new public green spaces, alleys provide a unique opportunity for nature in an unexpected place. This month I [...]

Building Community and Habitat in the City of St. Louis through Milkweeds for Monarchs: The St. Louis Butterfly Project

The Biophilic Cities Project had the great pleasure of interviewing the mayor and the sustainability director for the city of St. Louis, Missouri. Mayor Francis Slay and Catherine Werner described the new, successful Milkweeds for Monarchs Initiative. Catherine Werner with Mayor Francis G. Slay St. Louis may be known for the Gateway Arch [...]

Interview with Julie Packard, Executive Director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Julie Packard, Executive Director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. ©Monterey Bay Aquarium, photo by Tom O'Neal   On June 4, 2014, we had the great pleasure of interviewing Julie Packard, Executive Director and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Monterey Bay Aquarium. She has been the aquarium’s director since 1984 and also [...]