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Biophilia

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I first saw this intriguing photo on Facebook. It’s from a series of four articles by Joe Clancy who looks at the role of Biophilia in landscape architecture. I had no idea what biophilia was, so I read the articles. Clancy defines the word, which I understand as our relationship and connectedness to other living things. In terms of landscape architecture, it has a whole lot to do with nature and green space. One of the articles rates the ten most biophilic cities. Singapore tops the list because of its tree-canopied streets, Gardens by the Bay (picture shown) and many other award winning projects. New York City’s Skyrise Greenery program puts it on the list. Seattle is there with its P-Patch community garden program. San Francisco appears, but no Vancouver. Check out the series, the pictures are, well, bio-dynamic!

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