Biourbanism for a healthy city: biophilia and sustainable urban theories and practices

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/294089
Title:
Biourbanism for a healthy city: biophilia and sustainable urban theories and practices
Authors:
Tracada, Eleni ( 0000-0002-0362-4260 ) ; Caperna, Antonio
Abstract:
Vital elements in urban fabric have been often concealed for reasons of design. Recent theories, such as Biourbanism, suggest that cities risk becoming unstable and deprived of healthy social interactions. Our paper aims at exploring the reasons for which,fractal cities, for example can have beneficial impact on human fitness of body and mind. During the last few decades, modern urban fabric lost some very important elements, only because urban design and planning became stylistic patterns of fancy aerial views to show mainly iconic signature architecture. Biourbanism attempts to reestablish lost values and balance, not only in urban fabric, but also in reinforcing human-oriented design principles to be easily implemented and understood. The Lancet Commission of Healthy Cities provides an analysis of how health outcomes are part of the complexity of urban processes, highlighting the role that urban planning can, and should play in delivering health improvements through processes of reshaping the urban fabric of our cities around the globe. This paper describes how the application of Biourbanism’s principles can improve the quality of the urban environment with reference to both physical transformations of it and psychological impact upon city inhabitants. Therefore, these principles are accomplished to support urban structural sustainability.
Affiliation:
University of Derby; Rome Tre University, Department of Urban Study - TIPUS Lab
Citation:
Tracada, E. & Caperna, A. (2012) ‘Biourbanism for a Healthy City: Biophilia and Sustainable Urban Theories and Practices’ in the Proceedings Vol.4: Biotechnology/Textile Technology/Fashion Technology of the International Convention on Innovations in Engineering and Technology for Sustainable Development, 3-5 September 2012, in Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Erode District, Tamil Nadu, India.
Publisher:
Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, India
Journal:
Proceedings of the International Convention on Innovations in Engineering and Technology for Sustainable Development
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/294089
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The paper was given via audio/slides file on 4th September 2012 in the International Convention on Innovations in Engineering and Technology for Sustainable Development, 3-5 September 2012, in Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Erode District, Tamil Nadu, India. The paper was peer reviewed and accepted in July 2012.
Sponsors:
ADT and School of Technology funds.
Appears in Collections:
The Built Environment Research Group (BERG)

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dc.contributor.authorTracada, Elenien
dc.contributor.authorCaperna, Antonioen
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-17T08:44:07Zen
dc.date.available2013-06-17T08:44:07Zen
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.citationTracada, E. & Caperna, A. (2012) ‘Biourbanism for a Healthy City: Biophilia and Sustainable Urban Theories and Practices’ in the Proceedings Vol.4: Biotechnology/Textile Technology/Fashion Technology of the International Convention on Innovations in Engineering and Technology for Sustainable Development, 3-5 September 2012, in Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Erode District, Tamil Nadu, India.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/294089en
dc.descriptionThe paper was given via audio/slides file on 4th September 2012 in the International Convention on Innovations in Engineering and Technology for Sustainable Development, 3-5 September 2012, in Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Erode District, Tamil Nadu, India. The paper was peer reviewed and accepted in July 2012.en
dc.description.abstractVital elements in urban fabric have been often concealed for reasons of design. Recent theories, such as Biourbanism, suggest that cities risk becoming unstable and deprived of healthy social interactions. Our paper aims at exploring the reasons for which,fractal cities, for example can have beneficial impact on human fitness of body and mind. During the last few decades, modern urban fabric lost some very important elements, only because urban design and planning became stylistic patterns of fancy aerial views to show mainly iconic signature architecture. Biourbanism attempts to reestablish lost values and balance, not only in urban fabric, but also in reinforcing human-oriented design principles to be easily implemented and understood. The Lancet Commission of Healthy Cities provides an analysis of how health outcomes are part of the complexity of urban processes, highlighting the role that urban planning can, and should play in delivering health improvements through processes of reshaping the urban fabric of our cities around the globe. This paper describes how the application of Biourbanism’s principles can improve the quality of the urban environment with reference to both physical transformations of it and psychological impact upon city inhabitants. Therefore, these principles are accomplished to support urban structural sustainability.en
dc.description.sponsorshipADT and School of Technology funds.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBannari Amman Institute of Technology, Indiaen
dc.titleBiourbanism for a healthy city: biophilia and sustainable urban theories and practicesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.contributor.departmentRome Tre University, Department of Urban Study - TIPUS Laben
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the International Convention on Innovations in Engineering and Technology for Sustainable Developmenten
dc.identifier.orcidorcid.org/0000-0002-0362-4260en
dc.identifier.orcidorcid.org/0000-0002-0362-4260en
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