The Biophilic Cities Journal is produced by the Biophilic Cities Network, which is a global network of cities committed to conserving and celebrating nature in all its forms and the many important ways in which cities and their inhabitants benefit from the biodiversity and wild urban spaces present in cities. The Network acknowledges the importance of daily contact with nature as an element of a meaningful urban life, as well as the ethical responsibility that cities have to conserve global nature as shared habitat for non-human life and people.

Many individuals and organizations are due thanks for helping produce this inaugural issue of the Journal. We owe special thanks to the Summit Foundation for their generous and continuing financial support for the Network and for this new Journal. We also thank the School of Architecture, University of Virginia, for hosting and supporting the Biophilic Cities Network in many ways.

Volume 1, Issue 1

Table of Contents:

THE NATURE-FUL CITY

The Hopeful Promise of Biophilic Cities by Tim Beatley

FEATURES

Financing Biophilic Cities by JD Brown

Transbay Transit Center San Francisco, California

Citizen Science and Biophilic Cities, The Great Experiment by Robert Costello, William J. McShea, Tavis D. Forrester, Arielle Waldstein Parsons, Stephanie Schuttler, Megan C. Baker-Whatton, Roland Kays

POLICY PROFILE

Biodiverse City: A Brief Look at Vancouver’s Biodiversity Strategy by Kevin Fraser

PROJECT PROFILES

The Butterfly Highway: Connecting People and Nature by Angelique Hjarding

Parque Mirador del Sur/ Mirador del Sur City Park by Ron Savage

Kemba Shakur: On a ‘Releafing’ Mission in Oakland by Tim Beatley

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Portland, Oregon

PIONEER INTERVIEW

Exploring Biophilic Cities as Flourishing Cities: An Interview with Corey Keyes and Tim Beatley, Edited by Carla Jones

RESEARCH ROUNDUP

Biophilic Dimensions of Urban Biodiversity by Julia Triman

GUEST PERSPECTIVE

DC ParkRX: Connecting Patients to Parks and Creating the Next Generation of Environmental Activists by Dr. Robert Zarr

PARTNER CITY NEWS AND UPDATES

Singapore Delegation Visits San Francisco by Ella Wise

Wellington Update by Amber Bill and Tim Park

DEDICATION

He Lifted the Binoculars to the Window: A Poem In Memory of Stephen Kellert by Jamie K. Reaser