November 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Online webcast
WEF and EPA Region 3

Faster…Cheaper…Greener Webcast Series
“Connecting Natural and Built Systems for Economic Growth and Resiliency”

This is the second in the series of three webcasts exploring new water-centric strategies, designs, technologies and applications inspired by nature to create solutions for a prosperous planet. Bioinspired Innovations, many pertaining to significant water-related issues such as quality, quantity, and scarcity, are increasing revenues, mitigating risk, reducing costs, improving health, and supporting the development of a regenerative and resilient society. These exciting innovations are highlighted in Terrapin Bright Green’s recently published reports – Tapping into Nature: The Future of Energy, Innovation, and Business and 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design: Improving Health and Well-Being in the Built Environment.

This session will feature the basic science of biophilia: how humans biologically respond to patterns and characteristics of nature. The presentation will describe the financial benefits communities can gain by implementing biophilic features and how these features can support public health and community cohesion. Case studies for urban parks and infrastructure and a brief introduction to 14 patterns of biophilic design will be shared to provide a language for communicating these opportunities among your community’s decision makers (designers, landscape architects, environmental engineers, and urban planners). This webcast is targeted at professionals interested in science-based design, green codes, and integrative approaches for green infrastructure that address public health issues through urban design and planning.


Dominique Lueckenhoff, Deputy Director, USEPA Region 3 Water Protection Division


Bill Browning, Founding Partner, Terrapin Bright Green

Catie Ryan, Sr. Project Manager, Terrapin Bright Green