Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates with nearly 2.9 million people — bigger than Paris or Chicago. Today, more than half the world’s population lives in urban areas and theUnited Nations projects that to increase to two-thirds by 2050. Yet, despite the outdoors having a powerful impact on our wellbeing, urbanites spend a disproportionate amount of timeinside. During Downtown Design, a marquee event for designers in Dubai, experts in design, interiors and architecture gathered at the Steelcase WorkLife Center for a panel discussion about the restorative properties ofbiophilic design. Together, they answered questions about biophilia, the principle that people have an innate desire to connect with nature, in the workplace.