Above: Paddington Reservoir, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects
Decisions in the construction industry have a longstanding impact on the wider street-scape and city, so it important that we direct the built environment towards a sustainably conscious, responsible direction.
Above: Prince Alfred Pool, Central, Neeson Murcutt Architects
Within the urban environment, the vegetation not only looks beautiful but provides many benefits including: insulation (soil is a fantastic insulator), offsetting the urban heat island effect (the high thermal mass of the city absorbs heat), reduced rain water run off, increased biodiversity, fresh air!
There are also some great initiatives pushing for city farms which would reduce food mileage and encourage city dwellers outside!
Above: Trio Apartments, Camperdown, in collaboration with French Botanist Patrick Blanc
More links and further reading:
A great article by Broadsheet Sydney on Sydney’s Green Revolution
City of Sydney Green Roofs and Walls in Sydney
City of Sydney City Farm
Sydney City Farm Community