Our relationship with nature is essential to human life and health.
Planning for nature in cities is planning for healthy, resilient communities.
Making Nature’s City synthesizes global research into a science-based approach for supporting nature in cities. The approach, called the Urban Biodiversity Framework, identifies just seven landscape elements that work together to maximize biodiversity.
These seven elements provide practical guidance for shaping healthier and more resilient cities of the future. Using the Urban Biodiversity Framework, local residents and urban designers can work together to link local parks, greenways, green roofs, street trees, stormwater basins, commercial landscaping, and backyards to support a cohesive, functioning urban ecosystem, while making cities better places to live.
The Seven Elements of Urban Biodiversity
How to “Make Nature’s City”
As we envision healthier and more resilient cities, Making Nature’s City provides practical guidance for the many actors who together will shape the nature of cities.
Continue reading about the contents of the Making Nature’s City Toolkit to learn how your city can help nature to thrive.