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The International Living Future Institute is Now Accepting Applications for the Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award

Submit a built project that exemplifies the beauty of Biophilic Design by August 31st
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The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is now accepting submissions for the Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award that acknowledges Stephen Kellert's legacy as a pioneer in articulating and applying Biophilic Design principles to the built environment. His advocacy has encouraged widespread adoption of the practice.

Biophilic Leadership Summit

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National leaders share their expertise, form new partnerships and discuss future directions in the field of biophilic urbanism and design.

The Nature Connection. Nature, Well Being and Positive Outcomes
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National leaders share their expertise, form new partnerships and discuss future directions in the field of biophilic urbanism and design.

International Living Future Institute Adds $10K Prize Incentive to 2016 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

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Can we design products that function as elegantly as anything found in the natural world? And can those products mimic nature’s design principles?

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation proudly sponsors the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, and we are most excited by the opportunity to present the first $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize to one of seven finalists from the 2015 Challenge at the 2016 Bioneers Conference in October. 

Brightening Our Corner

Winter 2016
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Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2016 is Open until May 11th

Designing for Our Love of Nature

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Biophilia. There’s your answer. A method of design in which the connection between humans and the environment is embraced and enhanced, rather than fought against.

I was six years old, so you’ll have to forgive the fact that I can’t name them all off the top of my head. But I’ve definitely heard of them. That isn’t remarkable though, given that (1) I’m a big basketball fan and (2) EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN HAS HEARD OF THESE PEOPLE. Sorry, that was the six-year-old in me typing.

Trim Tab Magazine | The Conceptual Space Race

Pliny Fisk invites us to reimagine the way we think about our ecological footprint
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Harriet Langford Appointed to Biophilic Institute Board

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September 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Harriet Langford, Foundation Trustee and daughter of the late Ray C. Anderson, has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for the Biophilic Institute.

The Celestia Project Chapter 2: Let “Controlled Chaos” Reign

For real species protection, homeowner associations may hold the key.
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June 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - “Simply invoking the word nature can get you in trouble these days.” ... So starts Chapter 2 of Green Builder Media’s Celestia Project. Addressing biofilia—our instinctive bond with nature—this  narrative gets to the bottom of why we need to preserve or restore ecoosystems. 

But unlike the usual approach, such as designing ecosystems into new developments or creating habitats that might attract a certain species, the case is made for “wilding” future cities. 

Eco-Topia Is Coming

Green Builder Media’s Celestia Project smashes dystopian narratives about the future; promises instead an age of environmental balance and abundance.
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April 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - A time capsule has been found in New York’s Central Park. But this is no ordinary artifact. It comes from the future—the year 2100. As researchers begin sifting through its contents, they find documents, videos and technology that shake the world from its dystopian trance. A hopeful future is both possible and probable, the record says, as long as we allow current trends regarding food, shelter and resilience to take shape.

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