Tagged: gardens

How your garden could help stop your city flooding - Guest Work

Guest Author May 11, 2016

By Alessandro Ossola, University of Melbourne and Matthew Burns, University of Melbourne Urban flooding represents the most common yet severe environmental threat to cities and towns worldwide. Future changes in rainfall extremes are likely to increase this threat, even in areas that could become drier. The urbanisation process itself is one of the major … Read More

When things grow wild – post-earthquake natural succession in Christchurch gardens - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 20, 2012

While I madly tackle the pre-Christmas to-do list (sigh) I’d like to give a shout-out to a blog post by Glenn Stewart,  Professor of Urban Ecology, Lincoln University (near Christchurch), about what is happening to gardens in ‘abandoned’ Christchurch homes. As you might expect, they’re growing wild, with a natural succession taking place that is … Read More