An ecomimicry design approach for extensive green roofs
Nash, C., Ciupala, A., Gedge, D., Lindsay, R. and Connop, S. 2019. An ecomimicry design approach for extensive green roofs. Journal of Living Architecture. 6 (1), pp. 62-81.
|Authors||Nash, C., Ciupala, A., Gedge, D., Lindsay, R. and Connop, S.|
Extensive green roofs (EGRs) have been promoted as a multifunctional urban green infrastructure (UGI) solution that can ameliorate some of the negative environmental effects associated with urbanisation and provide habitat for wildlife. To date ecological EGR research remains limited, yet studying and understanding the ecology and ecological processes of these novel urban ecosystems could maximise their potential to conserve biodiversity and deliver multiple ecosystem services to urban areas. Here we present an overview of how a novel ‘ecomimicry’ approach can be used to ensure that locally important habitats are created and restored as part of urban green infrastructure strategies, and that biodiversity is embedded at the heart of EGR design. This can help urban developments meet sustainability targets and contribute to the goal of no-net-loss of biodiversity. Conserving urban biodiversity through ecomimicry will increase opportunities for urban communities to reconnect with nature and improve the quality of life for people in cities.
|Journal||Journal of Living Architecture|
|Journal citation||6 (1), pp. 62-81|
|Publisher||Journal of Living Architecture|
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|Web address (URL)||https://livingarchitecturemonitor.com/s/JLIV-An-ecomimicry-design-approach-for-extensive-green-roofs-final-updated.pdf|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||17 Jul 2019|
|Deposited||22 Jul 2019|
|Copyright holder||© 2019 Journal of Living Architecture.|
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