Publication type: Contribution to magazine or newspaper
Title: Greening buildings and the potential for more biodiversity and well-being in Switzerland
Authors: Baumann, Nathalie
Domschky, Anke
et. al: No
Published in: The Nature of Cities
Issue Date: 9-Nov-2022
Publisher / Ed. Institution: The Nature of Cities
Language: English
Subjects: Green roof; Urban green; Green space development; Urban nature
Subject (DDC): 711: Area planning
712: Landscape architecture
Abstract: Increasing building density is putting pressure on green spaces and thus on the living conditions for flora, fauna, and humans. However, the sixth IPPC report and the COVID-19 pandemic clearly show green spaces that enable recreation and the experience of nature in the immediate surroundings are central to both our well-being and biodiversity. To achieve the goal in despite of, or especially, because of the densification stipulated in the Spatial Planning Act (RPG1), new and additional ways are needed for high-quality open and green spaces within sustainable urban and settlement development. As a supplement to parks and gardens, the greening of buildings (facades and roofs) and measures that enable the settlement of wildlife play an important role. They make an important contribution to compensating for diminishing green spaces, providing habitats for flora and fauna, contributing to a better microclimate, having a positive influence on our quality of life and health, and, at the same time, strengthening the attractiveness of the cityscape.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering
Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
Institute of Urban Landscape (IUL)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Potenzial von Gebäuden für Biodiversität und Landschaftsqualität in Agglomerationen
Appears in collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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