Southwest Florida boasts one of the rare Biophilic cities in America. Babcock Ranch, north of Fort Myers, is the first large-scale, master-planned community in the U.S. to be powered by renewable energy. What’s more, sustainability has been built into just about every aspect of its development. Learn how other cities and communities are also applying the benefits of Biophilic Design.
Tim is a planetary ethicist and the Coordinator/Developer of Environmental Studies at Ringling College of Art and Design, where he teaches courses on environmental science; sustainability; creating ecological cities; applied environmental design; biodiversity and environmental ethics.
He is also a Coordinator for Sustainability in Design Education at CUMULUS, an international organization of over 200 art, design and media colleges from 50 countries.
Recent work focuses on Biophilic design, the economic value of nature, as well as climate change and sea level rise.
He has developed curriculum on sustainability and a variety of interdisciplinary projects involving habitat restoration and protection, local food production and water issues. Early research areas included Marine Mammals, Bats, Pelagic Birds and environmental surveys. He is a frequent lecturer at other colleges and community organizations and leads workshops on Sustainability in the US, UK and EU.
Along with David Houle, Tim co-authored the book This Spaceship Earth and co-founded the non-profit organization This Spaceship Earth, Inc.
3975 Fruitville Rd
Sarasota, FL 34232
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