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GOING WILDER

| KEVIN FRASER

BIOPHILIC
CITY
1

"WE NEED NATURE
IN OUR LIVES MORE
THAN EVER TODAY,
AND AS MORE OF US
ARE LIVING IN CITIES
IT MUST BE URBAN
NATURE."
WWW.BIOPHILICCITIES.ORG

1 VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE LIVING ROOF:
145 INSECT SPECIES HAVE BEEN SURVEYED TO DATE
PHOTO 1 CHRIS RATZLAFF

FR_ VILLE BIOPHILE
LE TEMPS EST venu de plaider pour la Ville
Biophile, soutient Kevin Fraser. L'auteur
examine non seulement ce qui peut être
accompli dans des villes comme Vancouver,
mais aussi la manière d'y parvenir. Si le
public résiste au changement et ignore les
réalités écologiques, les AP peuvent lui
rappeler les nombreux succès et appliquer
les stratégies fondamentales promues
par des pionniers dans le domaine : Joan
Nassauer, E.O. Wilson, Stephen Kellert et
Tim Beatley qui mène le projet de Villes
Biophiles à l'Université de Virginie.
Kevin Fraser is a member of Tim Beatley's
Biophilic Cities team at the University of
Virginia. A biophilic city puts nature first in
its design, planning and management: it
recognises the essential need for daily human
contact with nature as well as the many
environmental and economic values provided
by nature and natural systems. The Biophilic
Cities Network, launched in 2013, consists
of 12 partner cities across the globe, ranging
from San Francicso to Singapore. Edmonton,
the sole Canadian member, is the most recent
addition. The inaugural edition of the Biophilic
Cities Journal was published in February:
bit.ly/biophiliccities

EN_
DESIGN OFTEN GOES out of its way to
convey intent. For landscape architects
and urban designers, this reflects a
conscious effort to create bonds between
people and place; there is something
inherently comforting about conspicuous
human handiwork.
Humans have long demonstrated a talent
for cultivating and shaping the Earth to suit
their engrained idyllic visions. From our early
days on expansive savannas, we developed
an inclination toward open landscapes with
generously spaced, large-looming shade trees
that were conducive to prospect and refuge, a
theory promoted by geographer Jay Appleton.
Look no further than the world's most iconic
public parks for evidence of the emulation
and popularity of this model. These places
serve as social hubs and reconnect us with the
natural world.
So why question this scenic status quo? Are
these picturesque landscapes not the pinnacle
of urban nature?
DON'T MIND THE MESS
This perception has been conditioned, and
it poses a problem. While orderly parks may
be comforting (and comfortable), they fail
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Summer 2017

TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
COLLABORATORS | COLLABORATEURS
PROLOGUE
ESSAY | ESSAI
Après le désordre vient le beau temps
A Fine Mess
Biophilic City
“I Am the Space Where I Am”
OPINION
Homo the Homogenizer? Do LAs Design Messy Terrain?
Waste-Less in Seattle: How Will This Look When It Gets Dirty?
Beaver the Disruptor Tolerating Disorder in the Heart of Vancouver
Messiness by Intention
CRITIQUE
@landtecanada Taking It With You
THE LAST WORD | LE MOT DE LA FIN
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - intro
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - cover1
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - COLLABORATORS | COLLABORATEURS
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - PROLOGUE
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - ESSAY | ESSAI
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Après le désordre vient le beau temps
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - A Fine Mess
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Biophilic City
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - “I Am the Space Where I Am”
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - OPINION
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Homo the Homogenizer? Do LAs Design Messy Terrain?
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Waste-Less in Seattle: How Will This Look When It Gets Dirty?
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 50
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Beaver the Disruptor Tolerating Disorder in the Heart of Vancouver
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 53
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Messiness by Intention
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 55
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - CRITIQUE
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 57
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - @landtecanada Taking It With You
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - THE LAST WORD | LE MOT DE LA FIN
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