14 Feb '12, 4am

Wild Shores of Singapore: Talk on "Biophilic Cities", how does Singapore measure up? by @wildsingapore

Wild Shores of Singapore: Talk on "Biophilic Cities", how does Singapore measure up? by @wildsingapore

It was most inspiring to attend Prof Timothy Beatley 's talk on "Biophilic cities – Bringing Nature and Urban Together"! He shared wonderful stories about "the magical side" of urban living and the importance of placing nature in the centre of cities, what he calls "Biophilic Cities". His talk made me reflect more deeply on what Singapore is already so lucky to have, and how much more we can do. Prof Beatley began with the quick run through of what many people probably already know about 'green' in an urban setting. And some of the 'green' issues related to urban living. I consider most of these to be 'brown' issues as they don't deal directly with wild places, although of course, they do have an impact on wild places. So I was really glad that Prof Beatley spent a great deal of his talk on really 'green' and 'blue' issues of wild places. Coined by E.O. Wilson, one of the ...

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