Below are a number of links to international organisations dedicated to promoting the benefits of plants and public green space




nature of cities

The Nature of Cities 

The mission of The Nature of Cities is to promote worldwide dialog about the character of green cities among a broad diversity of people, from architects to scientists, from practitioners to entrepreneurs—transformational dialog that leads to the creation of better cities…that are more livable, resilient and sustainable. More





biourbanism logo

The International Society of Biourbanism 

The International Society of Biourbanism is a not-for-profit scientific network for high-quality research, theory making, education, and practice in Urbanism and Architecture. It supports research, publishing and education by providing a shared area for the exchange and dissemination of knowledge about biourbanism as a new epistemological approach to cities and biophilic design. more…



biophillic cities

Biophillic Cities 

We need nature in our lives more than ever today, and as more of us are living in cities it must be urban nature. Biophilic Cities are cities that contain abundant nature; they are cities that care about, seek to protect, restore and grow this nature, and that strive to foster deep connections and daily contact with the natural world. Nature is not something optional, but absolutely essential to living a happy, healthy and meaningful life. This site is devoted to understanding how cities can become more biophilic, more full of nature, and to telling the stories of the places and people working to creatively build these urban-nature connections. More…

International Living Future Institute

International Living Future Institute 

The International Living Future Institute is a hub for visionary programs. We administer the Living Building Challenge™, the built environment’s most rigorous and ambitious performance standard. We are the parent organization for Cascadia Green Building Council, a chapter of both the United States and Canada Green Building Councils that serves Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. We are also home to Ecotone Publishing, a unique publishing house dedicated to telling the story of the green building movement’s pioneering thinkers and practitioners. More


project for public spaces

Project for Public Spaces 

Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is the central hub of the global Placemaking movement, connecting people to ideas, expertise, and partners who share a passion for creating vital places.