The addition of more than 500 square metres of rooftop gardens, improved landscaping, public art and better pedestrian access would compensate for use of unbuilt land and offset negative heritage impacts, the assessment concludes.
Three years on and Paris' citizen gardeners have taken up the city's offer to help green up their city, with more than 3000 green permits granted across the densely population metropolis.
The rooftop farm, with about 1500 plants being cultivated, is being designed as a showcase of Aboriginal permaculture methods and Indigenous knowledge of the natural world, with regular workshops, classes and talks for all-comers
With Victorians dying from heatwaves , the topic of cooling the city is a must for the political agenda to save lives and improve liveability.
Local governments in Australia and New Zealand are exploring creative ways to revive greenery in cities as growing populations and urban density put tree cover at risk.
Tony Owen Partners's speculative design for Sydney's Flemington district has reimagined the site as a sustainable city of the future.
Beyond the environmental benefits of green roofs, the presence of plants in Rio's favelas is bringing a vital connection to nature than many residents have lost.
Australians must change how we view nature. It's not just a ‘destination’ we travel to. Nature occurs everywhere, including where we live.
As more of these green towers or plantscrapers rise on the skylines of major cities, developers and urban authorities alike acknowledge they are not just for decorative purposes.
The new Bendigo Hospital, one of regional Australia's most sustainable hospitals complete with a vast green roof, has won a prestigious award at the 2018 Australian Urban Design Awards .