Architecture, Design & Innovation

Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent

Meeting the Challenge of a Sustainable Urban Future: the contribution of green walls

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.

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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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