Timothy Beatley lectures on green urbanism and community scale sustainability as part of an MFA in Collaborative Design lecture.
In Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning, Timothy Beatley argues that cities can and must be designed to permit daily contact with the natural world. He identifies a variety of means for doing this, from green walls and green rooftops to urban forests and sidewalk gardens.
Beatley recently collaborated on a documentary film about green cities and urban nature, entitled The Nature of Cities, which has been shown on PBS (Public Broadcasting System) stations all over the U.S. He also writes a regular column for Planning Magazine, called Ever Green, about environmental and sustainability matters. His research has been funded by a variety of agencies and organizations including the National Science Foundation, Virginia Sea Grant, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, among others.
January 18, 2012.