bioPhilly 5: Living Air Conditioning and Carbon Sponges

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Vertical Forests, Meadow Roofs and other Plant-based Systems to Beat the Heat

Climate Scientists predict that within 30 years, Philadelphia will spend as many as 74 days a year above 90 degrees (F) - almost 7 weeks more than we experience now.

We can remove CO2 from the atmosphere and cool our city using biophilic urbanist solutions - ones that incorporate the only truly ‘green’ air conditioning available - trees and plants. As always, bioPhilly is bringing together a diverse group of experts from the fields of biophilic design, urban ecology and forestry, public health and policy, community engagement, and construction to explore the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHI) and its inequitable impacts. Please join us for a productive and uplifting discussion.  Refreshments will be served.

Networking and a biophilic "fair" of ally organizations will begin at 5:30pm.  Panelist discussion starts at 6:30pm.


Tim Beatley, PhD, Founder and Executive Director, Biophilic Cities

Radika Bhaskar, PhD, Visitng Assistant Professor of Enginering, Jefferson University

Saleem Chapman, Deputy Director of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia

Laura Hansplant, ASLA, Principal and Director of Design, Roofmeadow

Leah Schinasi, PhD, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health


Helena van Vliet, AIA
bioPhilly, President
Biophilic Cities Project, Steering Committee

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