Urban green spaces are suffering in a changing climate, just as communities have begun to value them more than ever. How can city authorities channel this enthusiasm to make public parks and gardens more resilient?
After COP 15, biodiversity must become a mainstream part of corporate strategy, says Margot Greenen. Companies have everything to gain by helping nature to recover — and much more to lose if they don’t
Not only can we put a value on nature — we must, argues welfare economist Scott Cole. Offsets will be an essential part of the fight against biodiversity loss
Three teams come up with solutions for greening essential — but not necessarily attractive — infrastructure
A London-based researcher explores why people from BAME backgrounds are less likely to use urban green spaces
Costa Rica’s decarbonization plan could make it US$41 billion better off by 2050 — even if other countries do nothing, says Adrien Vogt-Schilb
Net zero should bring wider ecological benefits, writes Tom Butterworth — but if we’re not careful, it could exacerbate another global crisis
Copenhagen’s new power plant shows that urban infrastructure can make great public spaces, writes Mark Bessoudo
Food sovereignty and sustainable food systems expert Nick Rose is pioneering urban agriculture in Melbourne. He explains why the future of city life depends on it
The latest issue of the magazine approaches the question from many, sometimes unexpected, angles
Trees and hedges can mitigate pollution … but also exacerbate it
It’s one of the most famous examples of high-rise urban greening — but not everyone is convinced of its benefits
From flood mitigation to mental health: the scientific case summarized
Can we afford to make space for nature in our ever more crowded cities? Faced with overheating, pollution and total ecosystem collapse, can we afford not to?
Solutions to many of our urban problems can be found up on the roof, say Freija Carlstén and Emmelie Nilsson
Nathanael Johnson reveals the world of “synanthropes” — the plants and animals that have evolved to thrive in the city, whether they are welcome or not