Cities and Urbanization

Ecomimicry: the nature-inspired approach to design that could be the antidote to urban ‘blandscapes’

Blandscapes often use the same materials – and the same species – across vast geographical areas. Image: REUTERS/Carlos Osori

Stuart Connop

Senior Research Fellow, University of East London

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Generic blandscaped areas provide a wash of green, but little of true value in the face of a global biodiversity crisis. Image: Stuart Connop

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The brownfield ‘wasteland’ at Canvey Wick, Essex, represents one of the most biodiverse sites in the UK. Image: Stuart Connop

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