Anyone concerned with the quality of life in urban areas will find the conference of interest.
Green walls are an important component of Green Infrastructure – possibly the only cost-effective approach to coping with some of the immense challenges currently facing urban areas:
- Climate change (coping with extreme events, e.g. heat waves, flooding),
- Pollution (including health impacts),
- Lack of wildlife habitat,
- Social problems (including mental health) resulting from high-density urban living.
Green walls are easier to retrofit than many alternatives, take up less space, and can be rapidly deployed.
The Green Wall Centre
At Staffordshire University researchers have been studying the environmental and biodiversity values of green facades and different living wall systems in Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Birmingham, London and the Greater London area.
Taking advantage of this expertise, and experience with different commercial…
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