Rewilding our cities

Posted by on 25 juin 2021

Rewilding our cities:

beauty, biodiversity and the biophilic cities movement

Two people walk down an overgrown path
New York’s Highline shows that even the densest city environment can be rewilded, creating habitats for native species and green spaces for the community. Photograph: Gary Hershorn/Getty Images

Buildings covered in plants do more than just make the cityscape attractive – they contribute to human wellbeing and action on climate change

Amanda Sturgeon

Our cities are dominated by glass-faced edifices that overheat like greenhouses then guzzle energy to cool down. Instead, we could have buildings that are intimately connected to the living systems that have evolved with us, that celebrate the human-nature connection that is central to our wellbeing.

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