Moving Forward on Climate Change

  • advocate for conservation and sustainable agriculture
  • increase urban densification balanced with heat island mitigations
  • design for efficient transportation (multi-modal, public, shared and private)
  • advocate and design green infrastructure systems for cities
  • design for social inclusivity and public health
  • use best practice design & construction standards (SITES, LEED, WSUD, SuDS, SIDS, etc)
  • use of design technologies (such as BIM) to better coordinate systems and reduce waste.
  • Increase the selection of sustainable materials
  • seek out suppliers with sustainable products or push existing suppliers to provide sustainable alternatives
  • install sustainable energy systems with storage where possible (roofs, poles, etc)
  • install water mitigation and storage systems to reduce flood events, offset irrigation, and recharge water systems.
  • specify efficient irrigation
  • select efficient lighting fittings connected to an off-grid energy storage
  • advocate for ecosystem restoration and reforestation
  • select plants for adaptation to the change in climate
  • increase biodiversity through planting design
  • pick office locations close to public transport/multimodal transport
  • educate your workplace about design approaches to reduce climate change
  • educate allied professions on the benefits of the landscape (urban forest, heat island reduction, water attenuation, etc)
  • work with your local and global landscape organisations to increase awareness within the industry and lobby governments
  • fund or mentor research by landscape schools into climate change solutions or tools.

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