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 .
Designed to absorb 25 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, the vertical forest being created in Nanjing, China, could change how cities fight climate change.
Darwin's climate is getting even hotter and people are leaving because of it. But a lot can be done to make our tropical cities safe, cool and enjoyable.
Conceived as an ‘urban tree farm’, each terrace in the 33-storey building will feature a different species, allowing the adjoining park to 'climb' up and into the building.