Urban settlement areas are on the rise around the world. Cities are evolving, changing, and with new generations of city-dwellers come new ideas. For decades, urban development was always synonymous with concrete wastelands. Now, urban gardening has changed our relationship to urban living space. Cities are increasingly being enhanced with creative greening solutions. As cities grow upwards, more and more green zones are growing with them. With vertical gardens on house façades, for example, or with urban gardening zones in backyards, on patios or rooftops.
The aim is to bring something of nature and recreation back into the cities. Good residential and office building projects must be sustainable, efficient, and ecological. As well as offering what used to be supplied by green spaces and parks. No easy task. But there’s a solution: and that’s to create new worlds of well-being by making use of the house façade, roof, balcony, and patio. Biotope network systems influence the microclimate in the rooms and on the balconies, in that the choice of plants mitigates noise, dust, and heat. And creates valuable habitats for insects, birds, and people.