The UVa Biophilic Cities Project:The Biophilic Cities Project, is an international research initiative organized by Professor Tim Beatley at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture. Its principal aim is to advance the theory and practice of planning for biophilic cities, through a combination of collaborative research, dialogue and exchange, teaching. Researchers at UVA will partner with in-country collaborators, to assess and monitor biophilic urban qualities and conditions, to identify obstacles and impediments to achieving more biophilic cities, and to identify and document best practices in biophilic urban design and planning. The Project will help to foster discussion and dialogue between and among researchers (and planners and policymakers in case study cities), will periodically convene researchers, and will publish working papers, reports and other publications that disseminate the findings of the project work, and spread the message about biophilic cities.
Current and Potential Partner Cities, with a Focus of Research and Long Term Monitoring: