Bio...what?

Put simply, biophilic means a connection to nature and incorporating it into everyday life. This can be applied to lifestyle, design, architecture, and even communities. 

Put simply, being biophilic means having a connection to nature and incorporating it into everyday life, focused on the human-nature connection.

The Biophilic Fountain Hills project wants to help Fountain Hills be a more biophilic Town. Increasing environmental understanding and community wellbeing, working on habitat conservation and green infrastructure, and making nearby nature equitable and accessible for all residents are the heart of the project.

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Biophilic Fountain Hills:

Connecting with Nearby Nature

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"ONE OF THE COMMUNITY'S MOST VALUABLE ASSETS IS ITS NATURAL BEAUTY."

-Town of Fountain Hills Community Profile

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BENEFITS

FOSTERS COMMUNITY WELLBEING

  • Equitable opportunity to enjoy nature

  • Access to physical activity

  • Contributes to mental wellbeing

  • Social cohesion

  • Reduced crime rates

BOLSTERS ECONOMY

  • Outdoor recreation

  • Tourism

  • Increased property values

  • Desirable place to live

BUILDS RESILIENCE

  • Long-term and cohesive planning

  • Social collaboration

  • Support from partner communities

  • Strengthen sustainability

  • Mitigate impacts of climate change

CHAMPIONS CONSERVATION

  • Wildlife corridors

  • Connective open space

  • Clean air and water

  • Stormwater management

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OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

To become a partner with the Biophilic Cities Network, there are six requirements:

  • Official Resolution by the Town Government

  • Narrative statement

  • Identify at least 5 indicators to monitor progress

  • Designate a town contact or coordinator

  • Assist fellow partners and participate in partner events, workshops and conferences.

  • One-time fee of $250 USD