Examining the art, science, theory, and practicality of the new planting design revolution, this session demonstrates how low-input, high-impact planting design creates beautiful, dynamic, and sustainable urban public landscapes, full of visual delight and biodiversity, using the Plant Community-based approach. This session will be illustrated with case studies from Europe and North America.
Provide a cross-cultural perspective of the challenges of public realm planting and explore new opportunities for design.
Understand how plants in the wild form resilient, adaptive communities and how this knowledge can inform design.
Examine scientific research about creating and managing rich naturalistic herbaceous plant communities for use in urban greenspace.
Explore a range of high-profile public projects where this research has been successfully implemented, and extract practical principles for designers to create low-input, high-impact public planting.