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dc.contributor.authorel-Baghdadi, O.
dc.contributor.authorDesha, C.
dc.contributor.authorHargroves, Charlie
dc.contributor.editorNadja Kabisch
dc.contributor.editorNeele Larondelle
dc.contributor.editorAngela Reeve
dc.contributor.editorMartina Artmann
dc.identifier.citationel-Baghdadi, O. and Desha, C. and Hargroves, C. 2014. Engaging Decision Makers in the Business Case for Biophilic Urbanism. In Human-Environmental Interactions in Cities: Challenges and Opportunities of Urban Land Use Planning and Green Infrastructure, ed. N. Kabisch, N. Larondelle, A. Reeve and M. Artmann, 12-26. United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

The cognitive benefits of biophilia have been studied quite extensively, dating as far back as the 1980s, while studies into economic benefits are still in their infancy. Recent research has attempted to quantify a number of economic returns on biophilic elements; however knowledge in this field is still ad hoc and highly variable. Many studies acknowledge difficulties in discerning information such as certain social and aesthetic benefits. While conceptual understanding of the physiological and psychological effects of exposure to nature is widely recognised and understood, this has not yet been systematically translated into monetary terms. It is clear from the literature that further research is needed to both obtain data on the economics of biophilic urbanism, and to create the business case for biophilic urbanism. With this in mind, this paper will briefly highlight biophilic urbanism referencing previous work in the field. It will then explore a number of emergent gaps in the measurable economic understanding of these elements and suggest opportunities for engaging decision makers in the business case for biophilic urbanism. The paper concludes with recommendations for moving forward through targeted research and economic analysis.

dc.publisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
dc.titleEngaging Decision Makers in the Business Case for Biophilic Urbanism
dc.typeBook Chapter
dcterms.source.titleHuman-Environmental Interactions in Cities:Challenges and Opportunities of Urban Land UsePlanning and Green Infrastructure
dcterms.source.placeUnited Kingdom
curtin.departmentSustainability Policy Institute
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