Living in a new climate
The smartest cities, the bravest clients, address the changing climate as an opportunity to improve society. We believe that climate adaptation is not only about managing and protecting. Rather it’s about using the climate impacts such as rising sea levels, increasing rainfall, higher temperatures, fierce winds as a resource for improving all life in cities and societies.
Our climate adaptation projects are never isolated masterpieces. Instead, they form a continuous ambition of vital places, using the changing climate as a life-improving design driver. With deep knowledge of nature, people, and cities our nature-based design both targets and benefits from the changing climate.
We have designed and realized numerous climate adaptation projects, ranging from flooding protection, rainwater management to regulation of temperatures in urban heat islands.
We work with a wide range of professions and the world’s leading engineering companies to deliver innovative nature-based design for life in a new climate.
City nature is not just a whim of fashion. A completely new form of nature in the city is what can best, cheapest and fastest clean up all the mess we have created for the planet with our built order, says Stig L. Andersson.
The six most important things to know about butterfly habitats
The butterflies are in decline worldwide. In Denmark alone, every fourth butterfly is endangered. This is a result of the lack of habitats and pronounced use of pesticides and fertilizers following the intense agricultural use in the open landscape. However, cities have great potential to become oases of biodiversity, as it is easier to assign space and create suitable habitats for biodiversity in urban environments. This article introduces the six most important landscape and design parameters that must be considered if the butterfly is to be attracted as a permanent resident or frequent visitor.
City nature is not nature
“City nature is not nature. City nature is something we humans design to solve the urban problems we have created ourselves. City Nature is about correcting 1,000 years of urban delusions that have separated the built and the grown (…)” says design director and partner, Stig L. Andersson, in this debate post, where he commends the government’s proposal to demand more and better city nature.
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