EDspaces 2022 EDsession Program & Schedule


Health & Equity Through Biophilic Design

  • Description: How do you inclusively design nature-influenced experiences in the built environment considering equity, diversity, and culture, while promoting play, education, and growth? You will learn about systemic inequality issues related to nature access and investigate what biophilia means for the nature deprived. Design Ethics will be introduced as a toolkit to establish a baseline for framing and terminology and explained through a series of Case Studies. We will discuss participatory design processes or co-design to allow for more inclusive and creative spatial conditions while simultaneously considering the health, safety, welfare, and delight of the community.
  • Date:Thursday, November 3
  • Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time
  • Location:EDspaces Classroom D135
  • Track:Environment/Health/Sustainability
  • Audience:Architects & Designers, Educational Institutions
  • Learning Objective 1:Lean what connection to nature may mean for those without opportunity, access, or inclusive spaces to enjoy its documented benefit.
  • Learning Objective 2:Explain Design Ethics and why they can serves as a framework for a holistic approach to biophilic architecture and design.
  • Learning Objective 3:Understand values in nature and the contained potential for physical, spatial application and integration in built environments for enhanced wellbeing.
  • Learning Objective 4:Identify aspects of story or narrative to allow for increased empathy and engagement including co-design tools or processes.
Kendra Ordia
University of Nebraska Lincoln
Ashley Stoner
DLR Group