“人类天生热爱大自然... is the innately emotional affiliation of human beings to other living organisms. Innate means hereditary and hence part of ultimate human nature.”
- E. O. 威尔逊(美国生物学家)
The term “生态城市” generally corresponds to effectively incorporating nature into urban environments. There are currently no set criteria or official checklist to qualify a city as a Biophilic city, but improving people’s access to green space and parks; building eco-bridges to facilitate habitat connectivity; and measurable impacts of nature on human well-being are all ideas associated with the idea of Biophilic Cities.
Is it possible to design and create a living environment that brings out the best of both human societies and ecological systems? 自然生态系统能从城市附近受益吗? 这个想法 生态城市 puts focus on creating beneficial interactions that can happen when we try to meld these systems more closely together. 在不同的城市, more and more professionals from different fields – architects, 治疗师, 室内设计师, 教育工作者, and policy-makers have explored and adopted such ideas with the aim of improving liveability and the quality of urban life.
To broaden the awareness and application of Biophilic approaches in diverse sectors, the 滚球App下载 (N公园) and the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) are jointly organising the 亲生物与可持续城市的未来研讨会 on 14 October 2015. It is the first time that thought leaders in the field are brought together in Singapore to share their insights and experiences on Biophilia and Biophilic city design.
他是威尔逊教授的密切合作者, Professor Kellert has developed Biophilic ideas beyond its original conception. His research focuses on environmental conservation and sustainable design and development, and has won multiple awards for his more than 150 publications on these topics. 他获得的奖项包括:2011年终身成就奖, Connecticut Outdoor and Environmental Educators Association; the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Service Award, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; and the 2009 George B. 哈特佐格环境保护奖.
Professor Kellert’s Biophilic design work includes office towers in New York City and Chicago; primary, 二次, and university educational buildings in Connecticut and Washington, DC; residential projects in Alabama and Hawaii; electronic and office manufacturing companies in California and Michigan; and healthcare facilities in Colorado and Pennsylvania.
He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Bio-Logical Capital, a firm that invests in and implements sustainable land uses on large landscapes, as well as he was a founding partner of Environmental Capital Partners, a private equity company investing in the environmental sector. He is currently a Tweedy Ordway Professor Emeritus of Social Ecology at Yale University.
Professor Beatley is an authority on sustainability in cities and has multiple publications on urban biophilic design and planning. He is the author or co-author of more than fifteen books on these subjects, including Green Urbanism: 学习 from European Cities (recently translated into Chinese), Native to Nowhere: Sustaining 首页 and Community in a Global Age, and Biophilic Cities: Integrating 自然 Into Urban Design and Planning. Beatley directs the Biophilic Cities Project at UVA (http://biophiliccities.org/) and is also co-director of UVA’s Center for Design and Health, 在建筑学院.
他还提出了绿色城市主义的原则, which guide how cities should develop to be beneficial to both human and the environment. He is currently a Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, 在城市与环境规划部门工作, 弗吉尼亚大学建筑学院, 过去28年他一直在哪里教书.
Professor Newman is known for his research and contributions to revolutionising the transport system in Perth, shifting the city’s dependence on automobiles to a more sustainable public transport practices. 他写了16本书，300多篇科学论文. 他的著作包括《滚球App》(2015年), ‘Green Urbanism in Asia’ (2013) and 'Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence' which was launched in the White House in 1999. 彼得在当地工作, 状态, 和澳大利亚国家政府, was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Virginia Charlottesville and was on the IPCC for their 5th Assessment Report. In 2014, he was awarded an Order of Australia for his contributions to urban design and sustainable transport.
Professor Newman was a Visiting Professor at NUS from 2010 to 2012, and is a Member of the Land and Liveability Research Advisory Committee for the Singapore Government. He is currently the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University.