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Biophilic Cities Network & BioPhilly Meet and Greet

18th May 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

meet and greet

Brief Presentations and a Community Discussion about the role of nature in shaping the life and future of Philadelphia. Evidence is mounting that contact with nature is not optional, but essential to human health and flourishing. We need nature even more in urban settings. A Biophilic City is a Resilient and Sustainable City.

But how well is Philly doing, and what future steps can and must be taken to ensure that Philly residents get the daily (or hourly) doses of nature that they need? Hear first hand about the important new vision of biophilic cities and the global movement to bring them about, and from local leaders who are working to make a natureful life a reality in Philadelphia.

Learn about the new local organization BioPhilly, working to advance these ideas, and how you might become involved.


  • Helena van Vliet, BioPhilly
  • Stephen Kellert, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
  • Bill Browning, Terrapin Bright Green
  • Tim Beatley, Biophilic Cities Network and University of Virginia
  • Stella Tarnay, Biophilic DC
  • Joan S. Blaustein, Director, Urban Forestry amd Ecosystem Management Division, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Light fare and cash bar

$25 suggested donation, $10 for students

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18th May 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The courtyard of the Morris House Hotel
225 South 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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