from unloved, barren grass and weeds...
to valued places with street trees for shade, and low-growing native plants for habitat and biodiversity, stretching throughout our suburbs
Would it change the way we use our streets and design our cities and suburbs?
Planting our nature strips in this way is a quick and easy way to …
Urban heat islands can make our suburbs unliveable.
Street trees and other planting can make them cooler.
My 58 sqm verge has more than 20 different native plant species
Our streets could be habitat corridors that connect larger areas like gardens, parks, micro-forests and waterways
Shaded, pleasant, safe and interesting streets are the first step towards 20-minute cities where we can walk or cycle to most activities
Streets are the place to connect with people and neighbourhoods – and where we can reconnect with nature
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Why Choose Nature Strips for this Project?
The Shady Lanes Project uses nature strips as a means to create the boundary-crossing conversations needed to build the collaborations needed to address the complex problems of addressing climate change, and building biodiversity and sustainability in urban areas.
Whatever you want to call them, verges or nature strips, these strips of land provide a lot of problems, or a lot of possibilities and opportunities, depending on your viewpoint and how you approach it. read more...