Green Cities & Spicy Martinis

Green Cities & Spicy Martinis
Registration Begins
6/15/2023 8:00 AM
Last Day To Register
2/22/2024 12:00 PM
11201 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117, US
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2023-2024 Speaker Series

Join us for an evening of delicious food and drink, great company, and an engaging presentation!


Thursday, February 22: Green Cities & Spicy Martinis

Biophilic Cities: A Global Movement for Cities that Love Nature

As the planet continues to rapidly urbanize there is a growing sense that a new model of cities is needed: one that overcomes the physical (and mental) disconnect between humans and nature. Beatley believes that contact with nature is not something optional but absolutely essential for leading a happy, healthy and meaningful life. Beatley will review the many ways in which cities are already profoundly natureful and biodiverse and he will describe the emerging vision and practice of Biophilic Cities. He will discuss the newly formed global Biophilic Cities Network and will provide examples of innovative design and planning in cities in the Networks.

Dr. Timothy Beatley is the Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, where he has taught for the last thirty years. Beatley is the author or co-author of more than twenty books, including most recently The Bird-Friendly City: Creating Safe Urban Habitats (published by Island Press, 2020).  Beatley directs the Biophilic Cities Project at UVA ( and is also co-founder of UVA’s Center for Design and Health, within the School of Architecture. 


Time: 6:30-9:00 PM

Location: Irvine Nature Center

Price: $55 Members (Pacesetter Level or above) / $65 Non-Members 


$65.00 per Participant
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