From the LSC Open Conversation #1 The Impact of Biophilic Learning Spaces on Student Success

  • Learning Space
    • The impact of biophilic learning spaces on student success (Determan et al., 2019), a year-long scientific research study that examines the positive effect of biophilic design on student stress reduction and learning outcomes.
    • Biophilic Net-Positive Design Project (2020), a research and living l ab initiative of the University of Minnesota and Indiana State
    •  Green spaces and cognitive development in primary schoolchildren (Dadvand, Nieuwenhuijsen, Mikel Esnaola, et al., 2015), an assessment of 12-mo change in developmental trajectory of working memory, superior working memory, and in-attentiveness among 2,593 schoolchildren.
  • General
    • Neuroscience for architecture. Albright, T. D. (2015). In S. Robinson & J. Pallasmaa (Eds.), Mind in architecture: Neuroscience, embodiment and the future of design, 197-217. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
    • Nature Inside: A Biophilic Design Guide (Browning & Ryan, 2020), case studies and a toolkit for integrating biophilia into the design process for diverse building types
    •  Serenbe Stories Podcast (2020), a popular podcast chronicling life in the leading wellness community. Season 4 focuses exclusively on biophilic design.
    • 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design (Browning et al., 2014), A collection of tools to use for various design opportunities.
    •  The Economics of Biophilia (Browning et al., 2015), the business case for biophilic schools, retail, homes, hospitals and communities (2nd edition anticipated in 2020-2021)
    •  A New Pattern Language for Growing Regions (Mehaffy et al., 2020), a Christopher Alexander style collection of 80 patterns covering a range of interconnected urban design and planning topics, including biophilia.
    •  Awe, the Small Self, and Prosocial Behavior (Piff, Dietze, Feinberg et al., 2015), peer reviewed research on dispositional tendencies to experience awe that predicted greater generosity and other prosocial emotions.
    •  Biophilic Design Guidebook (ILFI, 2018), a supplement to the Living Building Challenge v3.1 Biophilic Design and Climate Change: Performance Parameters for Health (Africa et al., 2019), advocates the use of metrics related to climate change mitigation as a dimension of performance analysis for biophilic design practices.
    • Sensorimotor brain dynamics reflect architectural affordances (Djebbara et al., 2019), an investigation of cognitive processes associated with architectural affordances to determine whether cognition depends on movement or is decoupled from our physical structure.
    • Fractals are typically not self-similar (3Blue1Brown, 2017), a 19-minute video explaining fractals for non-mathletes