UPScaping, The Next Frontier in Landscape
Biophilia (meaning love of nature) focuses on human innate attraction to nature and natural processes. It suggests that we all have a genetic connection to the natural world that has been built through hundreds of thousands of years living in agrarian environments. It is a term that was popularized by the American biologist Edward O Wilson in the 1980s, when he observed how increasing urbanization rates led to a connection with the natural world. With high migration rates to urban environments in the developed world and high prices in developing countries, biophilia is increasingly important for our health and well-being in the built environment. Biophilic Design uses these ideas as principles to create a people-centered approach that, when used, enhances many of the spaces in which we live and work today, with several benefits to our health and well-being.