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HANDBOOK OF BIOPHILIC CITY PLANNING AND DESIGN. Timothy Beatley. Island Press, Washington, D.C., 2016. 312 pp. with 72 ills. 26 x 18 cm. LC 2016-938091 ISBN 9781610916196 In English.
Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 170163. Publisher's description: What if, even in the heart of a densely developed city, people could have meaningful encounters with nature? While parks, street trees, and green roofs are increasingly appreciated for their technical services like stormwater reduction, from a biophilic viewpoint, they also facilitate experiences that contribute to better physical and mental health: natural elements in play areas can lessen children's symptoms of ADHD, and adults who exercise in natural spaces can experience greater reductions in anxiety and blood pressure. The Handbook of Biophilic City Planning & Design offers practical advice and inspiration for ensuring that nature in the city is more than infrastructure -- that it also promotes well-being and creates an emotional connection to the earth among urban residents. Divided into six parts, the Handbook begins by introducing key ideas, literature, and theory about biophilic urbanism. Chapters highlight urban biophilic innovations in more than a dozen global cities. The final part concludes with lessons on how to advance an agenda for urban biophilia and an extensive list of resources.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture, Landscape and Garden Design — Urban Planning
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 170162
Hardcover $80.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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