When the 202020 Vision started in 2013, it set out to achieve 20 per cent canopy cover in Australia’s urban areas by 2020. It may not be achieved by next year but the aspiration has generated a vast amount of activity.
Plans are afoot to redesign an entire block in central Melbourne based on biophilic principles, creating an exciting new landmark in the city.
In the US, the demand for green roofing solutions is growing as major cities adopt specific ordinances requiring green roofing on new buildings to assist in the battle against climate change and stormwater issues.
Canberra's relative abundance of green vegetation provides a natural canopy to reduce heat stress not only for humans but for our rich biodiversity. Investing in and maintaining our "living infrastructure" is critical to a healthy and liveable future.
One of Singapore’s leading conservationists Dr Lena Chan discusses what it means for cities to be biophilic and reminds us that the best way to live sustainably is to reconnect with nature.
Two Griffith University researchers have been awarded a grant for research that will help cities predict and quantifying the benefit of similar green infrastructure for capturing atmospheric carbon.
There is a fresh call for groundbreaking temperature reduction targets to be set across western Sydney to tackle rising urban heat and turn stifling concrete jungles into green, liveable cities.
Pollution is a public health crisis that requires urgent attention in Hong Kong. For starters, the city needs more plants and must start taking advantage of the opportunities rooftops provide.