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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 [...]

By |October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Ideas & Tools, Interviews, Unexpected Nature|Comments Off on Reinventing Nature in the City: Leave No Trace and Do No Harm Turns Into Do Something, Make It Good

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 [...]

By |October 13th, 2014|Categories: Design, Interviews, Unexpected Nature|Comments Off on The Green Alley Project: A University-Community Partnership in Austin, Texas

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 [...]

By |August 9th, 2014|Categories: Ideas & Tools, Interviews|Comments Off on Building Community and Habitat in the City of St. Louis through Milkweeds for Monarchs: The St. Louis Butterfly Project

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 [...]

By |June 26th, 2014|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Interview with Julie Packard, Executive Director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Interview with Nick Grayson

We recently interviewed Nick Grayson, Climate Change and Sustainability Manager at Birmingham City Council, to learn more about the city of Birmingham in the United Kingdom and its progress in becoming a biophilic city. Q: [...]

By |May 14th, 2014|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Interview with Nick Grayson

Interview with Ann Beier

We recently interviewed Ann Beier, Director of Portland, Oregon's Office of Healthy Working Rivers, to learn more about her work and how the rivers relate to Portland as a biophilic city. Q: Can you share a [...]

By |March 25th, 2013|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Interview with Ann Beier