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College of Environment and Design

Dr. Timothy Beatley to Lecture on Biophilic Cities Feb. 26, 2020

Dr. Timothy Beatley

The UGA College of Environment and Design (CED) will welcome Timothy Beatley for a public lecture titled Biophilic Cities: Design for Planetary Health and Human Flourishing on February 26, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. in the Jackson Street Building, lecture hall 123. The lecture is free and open to the public, and is supported by the Seymour Fund.

Timothy Beatley is the Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, where he has taught for the last twenty-five years. Much of Beatley’s work focuses on the subject of sustainable communities, and creative strategies by which cities and towns can fundamentally reduce their ecological footprints, while at the same time becoming more livable and equitable places.

Beatley believes that sustainable and resilient cities represent our best hope for addressing today’s environmental challenges. He is the author or co-author of more than fifteen books on these subjects, including Green Urbanism: Learning from European Cities (recently translated into Chinese), Habitat Conservation Planning, Native to Nowhere: Sustaining Home and Community in a Global Age, and Planning for Coastal Resilience. Beatley holds a PhD in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.