Welcoming nature back into the city is urgently needed. This theme was central to Gary Grant, of the Green Infrastructure Consultancy Ltd, who provided a demonstration of this works in practice.Gary provide simulation of a sever storm on an industrial unit with and without a green roof.
OK, the unit was from a train set, and the storms were provided by glasses of water. As in all good ‘street theatre’ a few things went wrong.However, the application of a ‘sponge city’ green roof clearly soaked up the water. Ergo sum – green infrastructure works.
Let’s welcome #nature back into the #city – @ecoschemes extols the virtue of soil and vegetation in the #urban realm @blanchecameron @diamondhill2012 @Saralimback @FergusGarrett @iamrichardscott @TheWendyAllen @grassroofco #urbanlandscapefestival pic.twitter.com/EB9F9cv1OJ
— dusty gedge (@greenroofsuk) July 26, 2018
What we need to welcome nature back into the city
So all planners, architects and engineers need to let the war on nature be a thing of the past. Instead open your arms and your minds so that we can welcome nature back into the city.
You can also check out John Little’s video here.