Biophilic Design in Landscape Architecture


Biophilic Design in Landscape Architecture

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Joe Clancy and Terrapin’s Catie Ryan recently published the article “The Role of Biophilic Design in Landscape Architecture for Health and Well-being” in Landscape Architecture Frontiers, detailing how biophilic design patterns can inform landscape design to create restorative urban outdoor spaces. This article highlights one of the biggest challenges to landscape architects: The increasing densification of cities and consequently the loss of green spaces that provide much needed respite from these urban environments. Biophilic design can guide landscape architects on how to create the most impactful, restorative green spaces for these urban centers. Read the full article here.

This article is part of Terrapin’s original research efforts in biophilia, bioinspired innovation, and sustainable design. Access all of our publications and contributions here.

*Header and feature image is of Tanner Springs Park in Portland, OR by Atelier Dreiseitl. Image copyright Fred Jala/Flickr.

Catie is the Director of Projects at Terrapin and a leader in biophilic design movement. With a background in urban green infrastructure, Catie's interest lies in systems thinking to address human health and sustainability challenges at each scale of the built environment.