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dc.contributor.authorReeve, Angela Chenoweth
dc.contributor.authorDesha, Cheryl
dc.contributor.authorHargreaves, Doug
dc.contributor.authorHargroves, Karlson
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-30T04:38:30Z
dc.date.available2018-10-30T04:38:30Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn2046-6099
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/SASBE-11-2014-0057
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/254948
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to consider how biophilic urbanism complements and potentially enhances approaches for the built environment profession to holistically integrate nature into cities. Urban nature – also referred to as urban greening and green infrastructure – has increasingly been considered from many perspectives to address challenges such as population pressures, climate change and resource shortages. Within this context, the authors highlight how “biophilic urbanism” complements and may enhance approaches and efforts for urban greening. Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides a review of existing literature in “urban nature” to clarify and discuss the concept of biophilic urbanism. Drawing on this literature review, the authors present a systematic clustering and scaling of “biophilic elements” that could facilitate responding to twenty-first century challenges. Findings – Biophilic urbanism can be applied at multiple scales in urban environments, through a range of multi-functional features that address the pervasive false dichotomy of urban development and environmental protection. Biophilic urbanism can complement urban greening efforts to enable a holistic approach, which is conducive to comprehensive, intentional and strategic urban greening. Originality/value – This paper situates the emerging concept of biophilic urbanism within existing research from multiple disciplines, providing insight for how this can be applied in practice, particularly to the topical challenge of “urban renewal”.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherEmerald Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom215
dc.relation.ispartofpageto233
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSmart and Sustainable Built Environment
dc.relation.ispartofvolume4
dc.subject.fieldofresearchUrban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBuilt Environment and Design
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120599
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode12
dc.titleBiophilic urbanism: contributions to holistic urban greening for urban renewal
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorDesha, Cheryl J.
gro.griffith.authorHargroves, Karlson C.


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