Densely packed high-rises are the most space efficient way to house people, but they have also been accused of creating anonymous, atomised cities. But there are more and more architects discovering that cities can grow taller without sacrificing their liveability.
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (SA chapter) has warned that urban temperatures are increasing due to the loss of trees, replaced by houses and increased paved surfaces creating a so-called heat-island effect.
WOHA Architects is introducing its “vertical suburb” to Western Australia in collaboration with MJA Studio on their first project in Perth, the hometown of WOHA co-founder Richard Hassell.
Vo Trong Nghia Architects' Urban Farming Office is an effort to return much-needed green space to Ho Chi Minh while demonstrating the possibility of vertical urban farming.
A revolutionary new office campus is being built on the Brooklyn waterfront featuring nearly 4 acres of green roof space, including walking and jogging paths and landscaping, to mitigate stormwater runoff.
Together academics, local authorities, industry stakeholders and communities can lead the way to resilient cities and healthier oceans. Here's how.
The new development will help bring to life Melbourne's Urban Forest and Biodiversity strategies by greening laneways, creating a garden atrium and providing green rooftops for the community to enjoy.
Exposure to trees and other greenery has been shown to stave off depression in adults, and according to a Harvard study, the same may be true for teenagers.