Landscape & Biodiversity Improvements as Integrated Drivers of Design

Life on Land by Design


September 2023

1 HSW CE Credit, AIA #DAS473-23, IDCEC # 119513

About this webinar

The human species relies on the Earth’s rich biodiversity for physical survival, but it is also deeply drawn to the natural world for individuals’ mental wellbeing. Despite biodiversity’s importance, we currently find ourselves in the midst of a global biodiversity crisis with species diversity declining at an average rate of 69% over the past 50 years. Architects and designers have the power to create change in their position of influence over the built and natural world. With this power, they can support biodiversity regeneration by integrating nature and landscape into the built environment through a localized approach, resulting in healthier and more beautiful spaces. This seminar will discuss the current global status and the strategies that architects and interior designers can implement to integrate regenerative design into their practice.

The content of this course has not been approved by the United Nations and does not reflect the views of the United Nations or its officials or Member States.

Hosted by Taleen Josefsson

Taleen is a Brooklyn-based architect and Passive House Consultant based in Brooklyn who applies a holistic approach to tackling the complex environmental and social issues relating to the built environment. She is devoted to promoting healthy, low-energy architectural solutions that strengthen local communities, economies, and biodiversity. Taleen's work includes research and analysis on building material reuse as a method for reducing our industry’s negative environmental impact, with a proposed circular working method of “Form Follows Availability." She is also an active volunteer in the Architects Climate Action Network and enjoys sharing the latest in sustainability and architectural research via her Instagram: @the_holistic_architect.

Upon completion, you'll be able to:

  1. Discuss the ongoing biodiversity crisis
  2. Recognize the architect’s and interior designer’s roles
  3. Design with landscape and biodiversity regeneration strategies
  4. Support your regenerative design journey with further resources

Entire 2023 series

$345 Single payment
12 HSW CE credits

Single session

$45 Single payment
1 HSW CE credit

Entire 2023 series

$29/month 12 Monthly payments
12 HSW CE credits

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