Looking to nature to design climate-resilient cities

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Imagine walking to work down Wellington’s Cambridge Terrace alongside an open stream, fish and eel visible in the water from the native tree-lined path. The stream spreads into small wetlands in Waitangi Park as you continue on around the waterfront.

This vision of a city that is more ecologically diverse, more beautiful, and much better adapted to inevitable increases in extreme climate events is one example of how Pedersen Zari and her team could apply the nature-based urban design practices they are exploring.

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