Read Books About Biophilic Cities and Design



Useful Web Pages and Web Materials


  • Beatley, Timothy, 2014. “The Need for and Vision of Biophilic Cities,” found at:
  • Bekoff, Marc, 2014. Rewilding Our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence, New World Library.
  • Blaustein, Richard, 2014. “Urban Biodiversity Gains New Converts: Cities around the world are conserving species and restoring habitat,” BioScience, found at: 
  • Cooper Marcus, Clare and Naomi Sachs, 2013. Therapeutic Landscapes: An Evidence-Based Approach to Designing Healing Gardens and Restorative Outdoor Spaces,  New York: Wiley Press.
  • Kaplan, Stephen and Rachel, 1989. The Experience of Nature: A Psychological Perspective, Cambridge University Press.
  • Kellert, Stephen R., Judith Heerwagen and Martin Mador. 2008. Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Kellert, Stephen and EO Wilson, 1995. The Biophilia Hypothesis, Washington, DC: Island Press.
  • Kellert, Stephen, 2014. Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern World, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
  • Louv, Richard, 2008. Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books.
  • Louv, Richard, 2012. The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age, Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books.
  • Nichols, Wallace J. 2014. Blue Mind, New York: Little, Brown and Company.
  • Sampson, Scott D., 2015. How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  • Selhub and Logan, 2012. Your Brain On Nature: The Science of Nature’s Influence on Your Health, Happiness and Vitality, New York: Wiley Press.
  • Stoner, Tom and Carolyn Rapp, 2008, Open Spaces, Sacred Places, Baltimore, MD: TKF Foundation.
  • Tova Bailey, Elizabeth, 2010. The Sound of a WIld Snail Eating, Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books.
  • Thomas, Sue, 2013. Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberspace, Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Wilson E.O. 1984. Biophilia, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  •  Wilson, E.O., 2007. The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth, New York: Norton and Company.
  • Aspinall P, Mavros P, Coyne R, Roe J. “The Urban Brain: Analyzing Outdoor Physical Activity With Mobile EEG,” Journal of British Sports Medicine, March 2013.
  • Beatley, Timothy, 2014. “Launching the Global Biophilic Cities Network,” found at:
  • Beatley, Timothy and Peter Newman, 2013. “Biophilic Cities Are Sustainable, Resilient Cities,” Sustainability, June,
  • Hanscom, Greg, 2014. “Why Our Cities Need to Be Ecosystems Too,” found at:
  • Patel, Neel V., 2014. “Migrating to the city:  How researchers are beginning to think differently about urban biodiversity,” Science Line, found at:
  • Schwartz, Ariel, 2013. “What We Need Biophilic Cities,” found at:
  • Van der Wal, Schade, Krabbendam and van Vugt, “Do natural landscapes reduce future discounting in humans?” Proc. R. Soc. B 2013 280, 20132295, published 6 November 2013
  • Weinstein, N., Przybylski, A. K., & Ryan, R. M. 2009. Can nature make us more caring? Effects of immersion in nature on intrinsic aspirations and generosity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1315-1329.