In an increasingly urbanised environment, our need to maintain a meaningful connection with nature is more important than ever. Humans have an innate love of nature and the absence of natural elements in our everyday environment can impact our health, wellbeing and productivity. Yet half the world's people already live in cities and by 2050 two-thirds of the global population could be living in urban areas. Here, Peter J. Kindel shares his vision of ecology as a key element of urban planning and how nature can be incorporated into urban architecture and infrastructure to protect local ecosystems and create the best environment for communities to thrive.​

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