What are Biophilic Cities? What do they look and feel like and what makes them biophilic? Beatley addresses these questions, describing the history of biophilia and exploring some of the main ways in which cities are integrating nature into their design and planning, and working to foster connections to the natural world. Beatley will describe the Biophilic Cities Project at the University of Virginia and the newly launched global Biophilic Cities Network, which aims to extend and expand the important role that nature can play in the growth and development of cities around the world. Examples of innovative biophilic urbanism will be drawn from ten project partner cities, including Singapore, Wellington (NZ), San Francisco, and Birmingham (UK), among others.