About migrating species and human happiness.
The worldwide urbanization is related to a decline in biodiversity and an increase in stress- related diseases. However, cities can provide niches for diverse species, and for restorative environments for the human population. Targeted measures may promote biodiversity and human health at the same time.
In order to visualize the extent of built-up and sealed sites in urban areas, and the existing ecological potentials on different land uses, we chose Berlin as a model city.
Contribution for the Planetary Urbanism competition of the Journal ARCH+ in the context of the UN-HABITAT III Conference.
Developed with Jasmin Honold and Leonie Fischer from the Department of Ecology, Ecosystem Science / Plant Ecology of TU Berlin.
Complete texts in English and German.