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The Case for Nature at Our Fingertips

As Seattle becomes denser, designers and builders can work at all stages of project development to provide accessible and connected nature opportunities. With new published research that quantifies our deep desire to access natural places, this new perspective is one way to better our communities as our hardscapes transition from gridlock to multi-purpose places.

What is a tree worth when we spend so much of our time indoors? How can our feet remain planted firmly on the ground in the community as we build higher?

This presentation will provide examples of local projects that elevate health and humanity, engaging all senses through sustainable features. Audience participants will learn about biophilia and how to begin to look for opportunities to incorporate biophilic design in their own work. This session will look at hardscapes near the Lynnwood Convention Center and participants will practice using their new biophilic design lenses.