Biophilic Landscaper.


Biophilic design incorporates our need to be with nature by using natural elements and systems in the design of the built environment. Learn to evaluate how a landscape impacts upon the physical and mental wellbeing of people who exist in that landscape, and determine how the landscape can be made more biophilic or people friendly.

Where do they work?

Biophilic Landscapers work designing landscapes and encouraging people to regain an association with nature in the built environment. They are responsible for the design and construction of a healthy environment which contributes to our wellbeing.  People working in landscape and garden design, health industry, landscape architects, and construction are examples of places where they may be employed. 
Some architecture has become strayed away from incorporating nature in its design, however, attempts have been made to reconnect with nature using green architecture. However, this does not fully address our inherent need to be close to nature. This can be addressed through biophilic design making man-made environs more environmentally friendly which benefits our health and wellbeing.

Opportunities.

With more people living in cities and urban areas, residing in these environments can have specific effects on our health and wellbeing. The landscape or lack of can have a positive or negative impact on our wellbeing. With this awareness comes opportunities for designers to bring nature into our buildings and the surrounding landscape. Opportunities can be found in areas such as Horticultural Therapy, Biophilic Landscape Design, Urban farming, Roof Top Gardening and Green Walls, just to name a few.
Awareness of the importance of biophilic design in our man-made environment and the desire for people to be in touch with nature can be had by using a well-designed space in our built-up areas.

What is needed.

People who recognise our communities innate desire to be in touch with nature. It is up to these individuals, developers, and Governments to encourage designers to incorporate these designs into our man-made environment. Having a good understanding of Landscape Design and Horticulture therapy are just a couple of the areas which are required skills.  
 

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