Public lecture by Dr. Tim Beatley
DESIGNING CITIES THAT EMBRACE NATURE
part of the 32nd Annual Great Blue Heron Week
Dr. Tim Beatley, Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, University of Virginia, will describe the Biophilic Cities Network, a global collaboration of cities working to conserve and celebrate nature in cities. The concept of biophilia holds that love of nature is “hard-wired” in us, an inborn trait. Scientific evidence is mounting that we are more resilient, creative and healthier physically and psychologically when we live, work and recreate in the presence of nature.
Doors open at 4:45 p.m., with the program from 5 to 6:15 p.m.
Sponsors: PSU Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Urban Greenspaces Institute, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Audubon Society of Portland, and Moda Health.
Dr. Beatley is the author or co-author of more than 15 books, including "Green Urbanism: Learning from European Cities," "Native to Nowhere: Sustaining Home and Community in a Global Age," and "Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature Into Urban Design and Planning." He founded and directs the Biophilic Cities Project at UVA (http://biophiliccities.org/). Dr. Beatley holds a PhD in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MA in Political Science from UNC, a Masters of Urban Planning from the University of Oregon, and a Bachelors of City Planning from UVA.
For details of the 32nd Annual Great Blue Heron Week, see link at left.