”Where can we find your theory?” People often ask me after a lecture about nature inclusive design. This guide is the answer to that question”, Maike van Stiphout says in the introduction of “The first guide to nature inclusive design”. “With the projects I realised in my life I changed the world a little. I’m the daughter of a biologist, who became a landscape architect with love for nature. The vast and intricate entanglement of ecosystems and cities has always animated me.”
Landscape architecture is the profession designing with urban ecosystems. It’s time for architects and urbanists, commissioners and the building industry to join in, because nature inclusive design leads to better quality of life for all beings.
Urban ecosystems are extensive and improving them is a complex task. But many small projects together do have a positive impact. This insight made us decide to create this guide for city builders. The knowledge acquired through the years is crystallised into a compact, practical theory in which you follow three rules to make a nature inclusive project. An easy start for beginners.
And since we have only just begun to build for biodiversity, we call it the first guide. Who’s next?
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