The fully accessible, amphitheatre-style boardwalk extends out to create a new public pier, with huge sandstone blocks providing informal seating areas and native species trees creating a shady backdrop to the open waterfront. A feature Fig tree has been planted on part of the original dockside structure.
FROM the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the orange gardens of Seville, urban planners down the ages have taken inspiration from nature. And those of us living in the concrete and brick jungle have perhaps never appreciated scraps of green space more than during the covid-19 pandemic. During lockdowns, city dwellers across the world have found parks and gardens – where they exist an unexpected source of calm and joy.
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A new study has made the case for Australian governments to increase green infrastructure in urban areas to mitigate some of the effects of climate change, improve public wellbeing, and protect infrastructure.
Our cities in Australia are teeming with leftover spaces, from railway cuttings to car parks and abandoned industrial sites. All too often our busiest roads are hostile environments with little to no nature and our cities rooftops and plazas are hard surfaces that contribute to increased heat and polluted water runoff.
The idea of using creepers to cover walls is not new, but in recent decades, the tendency to use building surfaces to place plants has been developing all over the world and shows that there are many ways to make cities greener. There are vertical gardens that give life to walls, roofs, and other coverings (like underground garages on which vegetation is placed) where green carpets are appearing.