Living Walls: a Regenerative Infrastructure

Living Walls: a Regenerative Infrastructure

Living Walls: a Regenerative Infrastructure

Feb 8, 2024 | Naturierung, Vertikaler Garten, Vertikaler Garten Im Freien

Fewer cars, more green spaces, sustainable constructions

Sustainable urban redevelopment is an approach that seeks to rethink our cities to make them more environmentally friendly and socially responsible.

It involves redesigning and improving urban infrastructure intelligently, taking into account the impact on the natural environment and the community. It is essential to ensure that residents benefit from the changes made.

The goal is to create inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable cities.

 

Threats

Climate change poses a serious threat to our cities and their inhabitants. The increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as floods, storms, and droughts can cause enormous damage to urban infrastructure and put people’s lives at risk.

Climate change can impact the air we breathe in many ways, both outdoors and indoors, increasing pollution and its effects on public health, while high temperatures generate the well-known „heat island“ phenomenon in densely populated urban areas.

By transforming the way we plan, build, and manage our cities, we can reduce our carbon footprint and create more resilient urban spaces that adapt to climate change and improve residents‘ quality of life.

 

Sustainable and Regenerative Infrastructures

Much is said about sustainable infrastructures, those that are designed and built taking into account the long-term environmental, economic, and social impacts. They have a goal: to reduce their impact on the environment, conserve natural resources, and improve citizens‘ quality of life.

Regenerative infrastructures go further. Their main objective is to restore balance in ecosystems, rather than simply minimizing their impact.

They focus on creating integrated solutions that see infrastructure as part of a larger natural system.

 

Living Walls

Considering that the future of cities lies in creating more green spaces, vertical gardens emerge as a practical and efficient solution, as well as aesthetic.

Living Walls restore biodiversity, mitigate noise within buildings, reduce temperatures in urban areas, and contribute to eliminating air pollution, among other benefits.

According to the World Health Organization, more than 4 million people die each year worldwide due to air pollution-related problems, especially in cities.

Therefore, creating habitable and healthy urban spaces are two of the Sustainable Development Goals, and vertical gardens can be part of the response to alleviate them since, according to experts in this type of structure, one square meter of green facade extracts 2.3 kg of CO2 from the air annually and produces 1.7 kg of oxygen, thus contributing to air purification

 

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