Integrating Living Systems
Paradigm for a biophilic design and planning model
While humans have an urge to affiliate with other forms of life, over the past several decades we have created gated, isolated lifestyles that appeal to the consuming ego but leave people sick and more and more alone.
Now, more than ever, we need to learn from nature and learn how to live in harmony with nature. We need to integrate both natural and human-built systems through design and planning to create sustainable and prosperous lives for ourselves and future generations.
Using a biophilic approach which encompasses the elements shown above will help ensure wellbeing both for individuals and our communities as well as a more secure nation and balanced planet. Explore each of these elements using navigation links in the left side column.