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Orange is the New Green: Biophilic Design for Prisons
Biophilic Design for Prisons Part 1

GBCI: 0920013142

In part 1 of this course, we will apply the concepts of biophilic design, detailed in Biophilic Design: A Truly Sustainable Solution, to prisons. We will explore the psychological impacts of conventional prison design and social structure on inmates and staff. We will discuss the opposing theories of Static and Dynamic Security and dive into the history of incarceration theory in the US. Finally, we’ll talk about current trends in US and European prisons and ask if there is a push for change.
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Published on: May 22, 2017

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In part 1 of this course, we will apply the concepts of biophilic design, detailed in Biophilic Design: A Truly Sustainable Solution, to prisons. We will explore the psychological impacts of conventional prison design and social structure on inmates and staff. We will discuss the opposing theories of Static and Dynamic Security and dive into the history of incarceration theory in the US. Finally, we’ll talk about current trends in US and European prisons and ask if there is a push for change.

Objectives

  1. Explore the impact of access to nature and natural elements on inmates.
  2. Discuss the opposing theories of static security and dynamic security.
  3. Reveal design features common in prisons today that could lead to negative long-term impacts on crime.
  4. Examine the history of inmate rehabilitation in the US.

Series

This course is a part of the following series:
Orange is the New Green: Biophilic Design for Prisons

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Created by

Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)
New York, NY
United States

Leaders

Lilli Fisher

Senior Research Associate
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Orange is the New Green: Biophilic Design for Prisons
Biophilic Design for Prisons Part 1

 

Orange is the New Green: Biophilic Design for Prisons
Biophilic Design for Prisons Part 2