Can cities learn from nature? Shannon Royden-Turner unpacks the principles of biomimicry as a way to effectively and sustainably move cities forward.
Mark Saint Pôl of Square One Landscape Architects explains how Trafalgar Park, the 3 hectare park located between Woodstock and District 6, presented “a unique opportunity to create a unifying civic space in a physically and financially divided community”.
Man versus Nature – As Lagos keeps growing and threatening the wetlands and forests how will this affect the ecosystems?
The much anticipated Boomslang is now open to the public, the wheelchair friendly walkway provides magnificent views from the treetops of Table Mountain and the Cape Flats.
“The future of cities is essential to the future of nature on earth.” says ecologist Eric Sanderson.
From Paris to Cape Town, Montreal to Singapore, here are some cities embracing nature through their project.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, in line with the leading botanical gardens of the world, is constantly striving to give its visitors the fullest experience of the biodiversity, complexity and beauty of its resources.
Garden Roofs: International Inspirations explored the overarching benefits of garden roofs by touching on some of the most inspirational garden roof projects across the globe. It essentially raised a rather open-ended question surrounding the potential role of garden roofs in creating a more sustainable and liveable Cape Town. Karla Booysen approached Jaco Ferreira from Advanced Green Roofs (AGR), an organisation specialising in the distribution of garden roofs in and around Cape Town, US and Canada, to shed some light on the subject.
Amidst the automobile infested concrete space of most modern cities, are spaces which allow for community to really happen.