Beyond Green Facades: Measuring the Ecology of Vertical Gardens in Quito, Ecuador

Michael Maks Davis, Francisco Ramírez Cevallos, Leslie Galvez, Sebastián Tobar, Aimée Thomas, Gabriela Toscano

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Resumen

Whilst the cities of the world seem to have an insatiable appetite for expansion, development and growth, the natural habitat within them is in constant decline and fragmentation. Space has become valuable, and as such green areas come under threat. In the face of this, vertical gardens become attractive, offering biophilia, energy reduction and ecology services in a vertical area. Whilst the gardens often consider the aesthetic design, there is little research on the empirical, measured ecological services they give in maintaining biodiversity. This paper aims to fill some of that gap, researching into the diversity of birds and invertebrates found at three vertical gardens in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. It was found that they do indeed play an important role, and so should be taken into account for design, planning and policy as part of sustainable city development of the present and for the future.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaResilient Planning and Design for Sustainable Cities
EditoresFrancesco Alberti, Paola Gallo, Abraham R. Matamanda, Eric J. Strauss
EditorialSpringer Nature
Páginas319-325
Número de páginas7
ISBN (versión impresa)9783031477935
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2024
Evento7th International Conference on Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development, UPADSD 2022 - Florence, Italia
Duración: 13 sep. 202215 sep. 2022

Serie de la publicación

NombreAdvances in Science, Technology and Innovation
ISSN (versión impresa)2522-8714
ISSN (versión digital)2522-8722

Conferencia

Conferencia7th International Conference on Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development, UPADSD 2022
País/TerritorioItalia
CiudadFlorence
Período13/09/2215/09/22

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