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Biophilic Design Summit

March 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

March 9 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm EST

Presented by: Green Building Alliance, International Living Future Institute, the Living Product Hub, and Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Join us for this immersive learning workshop with thought-provoking talks and meaningful exercises led by some of the leading practitioners in biophilic design. Stay after for continued networking and discussion, co-hosted by the Pittsburgh Living Future Collaborative.

Harvard biologist and environmentalist Edward O. Wilson coined the term biophilia – “love of life or living systems” – to describe humanity’s innate connection with the natural world. Wilson worked with thought-leaders like Stephen R. Kellert to further develop the theories and research around biophilia, which led to the emerging field of biophilic design.

Biophilic design promotes improved human health and wellbeing by creating connections between people and nature in the built environment. As we continue to spend approximately 90% of our time indoors, integrating biophilic design in the places where we live, work, learn, play, worship, and convene together is integral to advancing health, happiness, productivity, and overall wellbeing.

Learn more and register.


March 9
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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