Green Streets as Habitat for Biodiversity
Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability.
Cities are defined by the buildings they contain and the roads that link them. These streets are essential to our modern transport infrastructure but represent sealed surfaces, designed to shed rainwater and surface run-off as quickly as possible. Surface water flooding is becoming an increas-ing issue worldwide due to climate change altering the intensity and frequency of rainfall events. However, with careful planning and design,streets present opportunities to retain and treat stormwater close to its source. If improved with elements of green infrastructure these bioengi-neered streets are generally termed as green-streets (Graham et al., 2015;Lukes and Kloss, 2008).
Author(s): Atkins, E
Journal: Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability.