When Timothy Beatley launched Green Urbanism in his eponymous 2000 book and 2010 Biophilic Cities program, he deftly tied together examples of cities where nature appears to be linked to health and happiness. Green Urbanism holds that “as a species we have an innate connection to nature. That we are happier, healthier and able to lead more meaningful lives when nature...
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They have been gathering for years to advocate for nature in Northeast Ohio. They are park rangers, wetlands biologists, wildlife specialists, and conservationists getting their hands dirty on a daily basis in natural areas. Increasingly, they have become the voice for nature in a region that has lost many acres of forests and wetlands to unplanned development.
Stephen Palumbi considers himself an optimist, despite the scary data on ocean health that keeps washing up on his shore.
Embracing more of an urban ecology mindset would help struggling, post-industrial cities like Cleveland cope with climate change. Urbanization can be a force for good, but currently, the “pattern” in cities is not sustainable. Cities are net producers of carbon emissions, for example, and it is resulting in hotter, drier and more unpredictable weather events like floods and heat waves...
In the two decades since “Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature," Janine Benyus’ 1997 bestseller, hatched the idea that nature is a prolific problem solver and muse, researchers have been hard at work searching for the next generation of bio-inspired inventions.
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