One of the most important things about green infrastructure is that it is multi-functional, and this makes green infrastructure particularly good at providing resilience.
NYC - CLIMATE MOBILISATION ACT
As part of the CMA passed as legeslation in April 2019, NYC will double the installation of rain gardens as it embarkes on dealing with urban flooding in Lower Manhatten.
The world stands on the brink of failure when it comes to holding global warming to moderate levels, and nations will need to take “unprecedented” actions to cut their carbon emissions over the next decade, according to a landmark report by the top scientific body studying climate change.
Europe’s most densely populated city is growing. But we’re not talking about people here: it’s growing fruit and vegetables.
EIFFEL TOWER GREEN REVAMP
€72m makeover will create mile-long stretch of pools, fountains and parks.
A garden stretches for a mile, free of cars with one of the world’s most recognisable monuments at its centre. Crossing the river on a tree-lined and lawned bridge, the roar of traffic has been replaced by the sound of water from fountains.
LEAVING A LIGHT FOOTPRINT
The concept being to REPLACE the LANDSCAPE on the roof surface. It maynot be deep soil connectivity but the minimum soil profile of 250mm sustains plants and provides insulation. By treading lightly on the site, the architects crafted a modernist multigenerational family retreat—the Peconic House—that blends into its meadow setting with a lush green roof, Corten steel exterior and timber interior.
Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects has obtained planning permission for a development of micro homes made from shipping containers with green roofs in Aylesbury, England.
Wherever insects abound, various species of birds tend to thrive, too. Yet invasive agricultural practices, including the use of pesticides, and relentless urban sprawl pose increasing threats to insects, birds and other wild animals, especially in places where space is already at a premium.
But if expanding green spaces horizontally isn’t possible, there is always another way: expanding them vertically.